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Peter Berger was born in Slovakia, and studied singing at The Košice Conservatorium of Music with Mgr. Juraj Šomorjai. While still a student, he appeared as a soloist at the Košice State theatre. He has taken part in Vocal Masterclasses with many renowed teachers, including Peter Dvorský, Eva Blahová, and Ryszard Karczykowski.  In 2006 he was awarded 1st prize at The Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Vocal Competition in Trnava (SK) and also won a special prize for the best interpretation of Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský songs.  In 2007 he was awarded 1st prize at the Anglo Czecho-Slovak Trust competition in London, and in 2008 he was a semi-finalist at International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna.   He was also awarded The Slovak Literary fund prize for the role of the Prince in Rusalka.

In the 2007/8 season Peter Berger made his debut with The Slovak National Theater in Bratislava as Pinkerton in Peter Konwitschny’s production of Madama Butterfly under Oliver Dohnányi.   In 2009 Peter made his first guest appearances at the National Theatre and  the State Opera Prague in the roles of Pinkerton and the Prince in Rusalka respectively.

In addition to his operatic work Peter Berger is a prolific concert artistHe sang in a Gala concert with Jelena Obraztsova and Peter Dvorský, and concert performances have also taken him to Japan, Malta, and Riga.

In the 2011/2012 season he successfuly playied the role of Prince in Dvorak’s Rusalka in the New National Theatre, Tokyo, and performed Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass under Jaroslav Kyzlink with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and under Sir Mark Elder with the Hallé Orchestra in San Sebastian. In the 2012 Peter made his debut with The Slovak National Theater in Bratislava as Laca in Janáček´s Jenůfa. For this role he was also awarded The Slovak Literary fund prize.

In the autumn 2012 he made his highly successful debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Prince in Dvořák´s Rusalka.