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Peter Jelosits (Boy Soprano, Tenor)

Born: Austria

The Austrian tenor (and boy soprano), Peter Jelosits, was a member of Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys’ Choir), and in the years 1969-1975 their soprano soloist. At this time he already made his first recordings (Bach Cantatas under Nikolaus Harnoncourt).

Peter Jelosits received violin and horn instruction, however since 1978 studied singing at the Vienna Music College with Alexander Kolo and with Hilde Rössl-Majdan. To the song and oratorio singing he was introduced by Erik Werba.

From 1983 to 1985 Peter Jelosits was member of the Opera Studio of the Vienna State Opera, and since 1985 he was their regular ensemble member. He sang there a set of tenor roles from the lyric as from the character repertoire, such as Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser, Balthasar Zorn in Meistersingern, Theophilus in Palestrina by H. Pfitzner and the Fool (Narren) in Wozzeck by Alban Berg. He participated in international festival, including the Schubertiade in Hohenems, the Carinthi Summer, the Vienna Festival Weeks and the Salzburg Festival, in which he appeared in 1987-1988 in Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg, in 1988 in a concertant performance of the opera Der Prozess by G. von Einem, and in 1990 in a church concert.

Peter Jelosits had important success as a concert soloist, with appearances in radio and television broadcasts in Austria as on international level.

Recordings: Virgin (Wozzeck by Alban Berg, also as video), Naxos (Zauberflöte), Philips, Decca (Lohengrin), DGG (Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro), Orfeo (Paride ed Elena by Gluck).

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2001)
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Aryeh Oron (July 2001)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Boy Soprano

BWV 43, BWV 44, BWV 47, BWV 49, BWV 57, BWV 58, BWV 59, BWV 62, BWV 63, BWV 64, BWV 68

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