November 18.

Peter Mattei: Die Winterreise

Schubert’s Winterreise




The Swedish baritone Peter Mattei interprets Schuberts immortal song cycle Die Winterreise, together with pianist Lars David Nilsson.

His voice has been compared to Jussi Björlings and he is in high demand at such opera houses as La Scala, The Metropolitan Opera and Covent Garden. The Norwegian public can hear him once again – with Franz Schuberts beautiful song cycle on the program.

The worlds most famous song cycle

Franz Schubert wrote Winterreise in the autumn of 1827, one year before his death at just 31 years of age. The song cycle consists of 24 songs, with lyrics by German poet Wilhelm Müller. We meet the Wanderer. He has been betrayed by his lover, and withdraws from people and the city. He roams around the frozen mountain landscape while moving ever deeper into his own distorted, inner world. The lyrics present the Wanderer’s stream of consciousness, often coloured by self-pity and bleak insights. He compares emotional life with the great images of nature. In desperation he talks to himself, to his heart, the snow, his tears, the frozen river and to the crow. As long as he finds words, he is not lost. 

A stellar baritone with his own music festival

Peter Mattei has established himself as one of the most sought-after singers. He has also established his own annual music festival in his home town of Luleå – The Mattei Festival. He has worked with composers such as Sir George Solti, Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, James Levine, Antonio Pappano and Zubin Mehta, and has performed in several of the world’s greatest opera houses. He has performed Don Giovanni, one of his favourites, at the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro alla Scala, and Bayerische Staatsoper. He has also recorded a number of DVD’s and CDs. Peter Mattei has visited The Norwegian National Opera in Don Giovanni, and in Don Carlo in Bjørvika in 2008.



  • Scene
    Main House
  • Price
    100 - 495 NOK
  • /
    No intermission

November 2018