Reflecting his move towards the heavier German repertoire, Peter Bronder sings his first performances of Rienzi (title role) in a concert version of the opera in Frankfurt during May 2013. Conducted by Music Director Sebastian Weigle, the performances take place at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on May 17 and 20 2013.
Bronder has been a regular guest at Oper Frankfurt in recent seasons, and praised for his performances of the titles roles in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg and Pfitzner’s Palestrina, which is also available on CD. His most recent performances there were as Luzio in Wagner’s rarely performed early work Das Liebesverbot.
Following Rienzi he returns to La Scala Milan for further performances of Mime in The Ring during June. Co-produced with the Berlin Staatsoper, this production reaches the conclusion of its first run in London in July, when semi-staged performances with the Berlin Staatskapelle and Daniel Barenboim will be heard at the BBC Proms.