“You cannot wish for a more impressive Wotan than the one interpreted by Peteris Eglitis. This American bass has enough fundament, to give the father of gods his condign dominance. In spite of his powerful voice he can let the phrases flow.” (Badische Zeitung)
Only George London was younger to perform the great Wagner roles on the international stages. Peteris Eglitis stepped in his footsteps by singing his first Wotan at the age of 32 years. The American-Latvian bass-baritone began his career at the Westminster Conservatory and Choir College in his native town Princeton/USA and is the winner of numerous competitions. He continued his education at the international Opernstudio Zürich. Afterwards he was hired in fix engagements at the operas in Münster, Düsseldorf and Mannheim. His first Wotan (Die Walküre) in the year 2000 at the Nationaltheater Mannheim under the baton of Adam Fischer marks the beginning of his international career: In 2001 he gave his highly acclaimed debut as Göttervater at the Semperoper in Dresden. Ever since guest engagements have taken him amongst others to the Canadian Opera Company, to the New National Theatre Tokyo, to the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, to the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, to the Komische Oper Berlin, to the Opera Bastille Paris and to the Teatro Real Madrid as well as the opera houses of Bonn, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Freiburg, Frankfurt, Warschau, Athens, Bergen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Auckland and the Wiener Staatsoper. Peteris Eglitis worked together with conductors such as Jonas Alber, Philippe Auguin, Fabrice Bollon, Semyon Bychkov, Vassilis Christopoulos, Johannes Debus, Thomas Dorsch, John Fiore, Adam Fischer, Valery Gergiev, Will Humburg, Kimbo Ishii, Konrad Junghänel, Dmitri Jurowski, Lothar Koenigs, Gustav Kuhn, Andris Nelsons, Tomas Netopil, Alejo Perez, Markus Poschner, Victor Puhl, Uwe Sander and Ulf Schirmer.