Peter Tantsits, 'a tenor both skillful and brave' (New York Times), first attracted international attention in his debut at Teatro alla Scala under Lorin Maazel. His keen musicianship and strong characterizations as well as his ability to securely tackle even the most daunting modern scores make him ideal in roles such as Andres in Wozzeck, Maler in Lulu, Piet vom Fass in Le Grand Macabre, Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer, Steva in Jenufa, Caliban in Ades's The Tempest, and Beauty in Gerald Barry's The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit, as well as Peter Quint, Tom Rakewell, Prunier, Platée, Pedrillo and Idamante.
In 2014, Peter Tantsits made his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich as the First Young Officer in the new production of Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten. Other recent engagements have included Bernstein’s Candide with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, the role of John Worthing in Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest in an Irish tour, and the central role in Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone for the NY Prototype Festival, in addition to works by Wolfgang Rihm and Hans Werner Henze.
Future plans include his Concertgebouw Amsterdam debut as Andres in Wozzeck, as well as debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Fort Worth Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra with conductors including Susanna Mälkki, Baldur Brönnimann, and Markus Stenz, and return engagements at the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Barbican.