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 26 February 1944. Lindroos' voice was 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. For nine years (1960–69), Lindroos was 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. He 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 by Wagner and Richard Strauss. In 1971, he 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, Staatsoper Munich, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Staatsoper Vienna (1978 as Laca), Covent Garden London, Opéra in Paris, Lausanne, Edinburgh Festival, Liceu in Barcelona and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. On 22 August 1985, Lindroos took part in the world premiere of the opera Thomas by Eino Rautavaara. On 26 September 1987, Lindroos sang in Graz in the world premiere of the opera Der Rattenfänger by Friedrich Cerha. 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 Bergman 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 Mtsenskogo uezda (Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk), Saul og David (by Carl Nielsen), Carmen, La traviata and Daphne.

Lindroos recorded for RCA-Erato ("Christus"), Finlandia ("Kung Karls jakt" by Fredrik Pacius), Chandos ("Saul og David" by Nielsen), Ondine ("Thomas" by Einojuhani Rautavaara, "Det sjungande trädet" 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-year-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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