English tenor Peter Bronder made his Royal Opera debut in 1986 as Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and has since sung roles including Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Cassio (Otello), Balakin (The Enchantress), Shabby Peasant (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Mastro Trabuco (La forza del destino), Andres (Wozzeck), Sellem (The Rake’s Progress) and Iaryshkin (The Nose). He returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) and Shabby Peasant.
Bronder was born in Hertfordshire of German-Austrian parentage and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. As a principal tenor with Welsh National Opera 1986–90 his repertory included Rodolfo (La bohème), Alfredo (La traviata), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Lensky (Eugene Onegin). UK engagements include Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Gaoler (Il prigioniero) for English National Opera, the title roles in Idomeneo and La clemenza di Tito for Glyndebourne Festival, Loge (Das Rheingold) for Scottish Opera and Captain (Wozzeck) for Opera North and Frankfurt Opera. International engagements include Herod (Salome) for La Scala, Milan, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Real, Madrid, and with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Loge for Stuttgart Opera, Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) in Rouen and Paris, Mime (Der Ring des Nibelungen) for La Scala and Berlin State Opera, the title role in Der Zwerg in Frankfurt and Seville and Peter Grimes in Bielefeld.
Bronder has sung with conductors including Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Richard Hickox, James Levine, Charles Mackerras, Kent Nagano, Roger Norrington, Antonio Pappano, Kirill Petrenko and Sebastian Weigle.