Göteborgs Konserthus Winter journey with Mattei

Schubert's amazing song collection Winterreise with Peter Mattei baritone and Lars David Nilsson piano.

Concert length: 1 h 20 min Scene: Stenhammarsalen
230-300 SEK Student 115-150 SEK

What would a winter be without a winter journey?

Finally, Peter Mattei is back in Gothenburg Concert Hall with the skinless songs that he has made his own. We say yes, thank you. One cannot get enough of Schubert’s song collection Winterreise.

The 24 songs reflect all stages of life from love happiness and betrayal to dreams and the final journey towards darkness and cold.

Schubert surpassed himself in the Winterreise, which is one of the most important contributions to the art of singing. There is an incomparable range of emotions here, and Peter Mattei, with his operatic experience and character, is the man to reflect all shades and moods in this rich piece.

Two weeks after Schubert made the final adjustments to the songs, he died in a narrow wooden bed at his brother’s house on a cold autumn day on November 19, 1828.(And Mattei? He sold out Gothenburg’s Concert Hall in 2018 and had to give an extra concert at Klubb T20)

“The rich beauty of Mattei’s baritone was audible right from the start (…) Mattei is the rare singer who has both a rich, burning chest voice and a vibrant top, and is able to achieve a full range of dynamic expression and color on every note in between.” New York Classical review



Schubert Winterreise


Few Swedish baritone singers have made such an impression on the international scene as Peter Mattei. At The Metropolitan Opera in New York he has given acclaimed performances for 20 years, mastering his roles to perfection. In 2022, Peter Mattei has been a guest at the Opéra National de Paris as The Count in The Marriage of Figaro with new chief conductor Gustavo Dudamel at the podium. The season also included guest performances at the Semperoper Dresden with Don Giovanni as well as the title role in Wozzeck at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia. In autumn 2022, the role of Rodrigo in Don Carlos awaits at The Metropolitan Opera. In previous seasons, Peter Mattei has appeared in the title role of Shishkov in Janácek's Dead House at the Opéra National de Paris, in Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin at the Opernhaus Zürich and as Amfortas in Wagner's Parsifal, both at the Metropolitan Opera and at the Opéra National de Paris. He has performed with the Gothenburg Symphony 18 times since 1991. Together with the pianist Lars-David Nilsson, Mattei has done a celebrated Nordic tour with Schubert's Winterreise, which resulted in a disc recording (BIS) and a television version for Swedish Television, SVT. Since his international breakthrough as Don Giovanni in Peter Brook's production in Aix-en-Provence, Peter Mattei has made acclaimed performances in this role on stages such as the Metropolitan, Royal Opera, Norwegian Opera, Scottish Opera, Opéra National de Paris (directed by Michael Haneke) , Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper and Opernhaus Zürich. Other roles in which Peter Mattei has performed are Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro (Royal Opera, Glyndebourne Festival), Figaro in The Barber of Seville (Gothenburg Opera, Aix-en-Provence, Metropolitan) and Eugen Onegin (La Monnaie, Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg , Wiener Staatsoper, Metropolitan, Paris). Peter Mattei was born in Piteå in 1965.

Lars David Nilsson piano

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