Tenor Peter Tantsits’ portrayal of Max Aue (Parra’s “Les Bienveillantes”) earned him exceptional critical acclaim, including nomination for Opernwelt’s “Sänger des Jahres.” Tantsits trained as a violinist before graduating in vocal studies from Yale University and Oberlin Conservatory, and his passionate advocacy for new music and multidisciplinary endeavours lead him to collaborations with Peter Sellars, William Kentridge, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lydia Steier, La Fura dels Baus, Herbert Fritsch, and Calixto Bieito.  Vocally at home in the repertoire of Schoenberg, Mahler, Stravinsky, Berg, and Strauss, he established an early affinity for contemporary music. Stage and concert works by Stockhausen, Nono, Ligeti, Dallapiccola, Henze, and Oliveros, and in particular, those of living composers such as Thorvaldsdottir, Barry, Fujikura, Adès, Escaich and Dusapin, solidified his international reputation as a leading interpreter of new works. Tantsits debuted at La Scala Milan in 2008, followed by engagements at the Bavarian State Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Dresden Semperoper, Royal Opera Covent Garden, New National Theatre Tokyo. Invitations for orchestral engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic highlight his appearances at festivals including the Salzburg Festival, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Holland Festival, Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival and Beijing Music Festival.  Works central to his repertoire include Die Soldaten (Desportes), Le Grand Macabre (Piet vom Fass), Salome (Herodes), Intolleranza (Emigrante), Die Gezeichneten (Alviano), Wozzeck (Andres/Hauptmann/Tambourmajor), Satyagraha (Gandhi) and concert compositions by Bruckner, Britten, Mahler and Beethoven.  Future role creations include Le Direteur in Parra’s Justice for Grand-Théâtre de Genève and Oscar Ekdahl in Karlsson’s Fanny och Alexander for La Monnaie / De Munt.