Peter Lindroos

Peter Lindroos sings Il trovatore: Di quella pira, in Danish
In RA format

Peter Lindroos sings Manon Lescaut: Ah! non v'avvicinate
In RA format

Peter Lindroos sings Aida: Già i sacerdoti adunansi, with Doris Soffel
In RA format

Peter Lindroos was born at Pohja in Finland on 26th February 1944. Lindroos' voice is that of an Italian spinto tenor, a type rarely encountered in Nordic countries. Lindroos studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. As he wanted to be an organist and a music teacher, Lindroos graduated as a church musician in 1964. Lindroos was for nine years (1960-9) the director of music at the Pohja church. Lindroos further studied with Jolanda di Maria Petris in Helsinki, with Luigi Ricci in Rome and Del Monaco in Treviso. Lindroos made his debut in 1968 in Helsinki at the National Opera as Rodolfo. Lindroos was under contract for two years at the Stora Theater in Göteborg (1969-71), where he debuted as Otello. Lindroos had great successes, particularly in operas of Wagner and Richard Strauss. In 1971, Lindroos joined the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. He was a member of the Copenhagen Opera until 1985. Lindroos sang as a guest at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Nationaltheater in Munich, Nationaltheater in Mannheim, Staatsoper in Vienna (1978 as Laca), Covent Garden in London, Opéra in Paris, Lausanne, Edinburgh Festival, Liceo in Barcelona and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. On 22nd August 1985, Lindroos took part in the world premiere of the opera Thomas by Eino Rautavaara. On 26th September 1987, Lindroos sang in Graz in the world premiere of the opera by F.Cerhas Der Rattenfänger. Since 1976, Lindroos took part at the Savonlinna Opera Festival (in 1989, he was an exciting Radames). In 1995, Lindroos took part in another world premiere in Helsinki in the opera Det sjungande trädet by Erik Bergmann in the role of the king.

His repertory included among others: Aida, Don Carlo, Otello, Ariadne auf Naxos, Il trovatore, Carmen, Simon Boccanegra, Tosca, Rosenkavalier, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Saul og David (Carl Nielsen), Carmen, La traviata and Daphne.

Lindroos recorded for RCA-Erato ("Christus"), Finlandia ("Kung Karls Jakt" by F.Pacius), Chandos ("Saul og David" by Nielsen), Ondine ("Thomas" von E.Rautavaara, "Der singende Baum" von E.Bergman).

On 17 november 2003 he was in Sweden travelling with his whole family when his car collided with a truck. He and his 18 months old son died at once and his wife and four years old daughter were gravely injured. The tenor was 59 years old.
I would like to thank Daniele Godor for the recording (Manon Lescaut).
I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording (Aida).

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