Born in Hertfordshire England of German-Austrian parentage, Peter Bronder studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at the National Opera Studio, before taking his first engagements at the Glyndebourne Festival and as principal tenor for Welsh National Opera. During his early career he sang many leading roles in the Italian lyric repertoire including La Boheme, Tosca, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, Maria Stuarda, Don Pasquale, I Puritani, La Sonnambula and Barber of Seville; as well as those in The Magic Flute, Cosi fan Tutte, Eugene Onegin,Die Fledermaus and Der Rosenkavalier (Italian Tenor). Recently he has moved into the more dramatic, predominantly German repertoire, whilst retaining the lyrical qualities necessary for the Mozartean roles of Idomeneo and Titus, which he has performed at the Glyndebourne Festival. Notable recent successes have been Herodes (Salome) at La Scala Milan, Loge (Das Rheingold) for Scottish Opera at the Edinburgh Festival and Stuttgart Opera, Erik (Der Fliegende Hollaender) in France, as well as his American debut with the Cleveland Orchestra as Mime (Siegfried). In 2005 he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York in Falstaff.
Apart from Glyndebourne, his work in Britain includes appearances with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Arturo/Lucia di Lammermoor, Cassio/Otello, Pedrillo/Die Entfuehrung, Andres/Wozzeck), English National Opera (Vanya/Katya Kabanova, Almaviva/Barber of Seville, Italian tenor/DerRosenkavalier, Alfred/Die Fledermaus, Jailor/Il Prigioniero), Opera North (Prunier/La Rondine, Hauptmann/Wozzeck, Alexander/Il Re Pastore) and Scottish Opera (Rodolfo/La Boheme, Leicester/Maria Stuarda, Loge/Das Rheingold). Additionally, he has returned to guest at Welsh National Opera in Iphigenie en Tauride, as well as Peter Stein’s productions of Falstaff and Peter Grimes.
Notable engagements abroad include the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich (Narraboth/Salome, Mazal/Mr.Broucek), Ernesto/Don Pasquale at Netherlands Opera, Pedrillo/Die Entfuehrung at La Monnaie Brussels and San Francisco Opera, Loge/Das Rheingold in Stuttgart, Herodes/Salome at La Scala Milan, Flanders Opera and Frankfurt, Laca/Jenufa and Bajazet/Tamerlano at the Komische Oper Berlin, the title role in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg in Frankfurt, and Dr.Caius/Falstaff at the Metropolitan Opera New York and the Chatelet Paris.
Peter Bronder has an extensive concert repertoire and has worked with Sir Richard Armstrong, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Rafael Fruebeck de Burgos, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Richard Hickox, James Levine, Sir Charles Mackerras, and Sir Roger Norrington and Antonio Pappano.