- Peter Mondelli
(b Princeton, NJ, Oct 27, 1958). American baritone. He first studied voice with his father, Macon Delavan. After earning his bachelor degree at Oral Roberts University, he was a finalist in the National Council Auditions at the Metropolitan Opera and an Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera. His teachers included jerome Hines and Alex Montgomery. He made his debut in San Francisco as a woodsman in Don Carlo in 1986. He began taking on larger roles in the 1990s, appearing frequently with the New York City Opera. He has since sung with many major companies throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, the Washington Opera, and the Houston Grand Opera. He has also been heard with major companies in Berlin, London, and Barcelona. His clear, powerful voice and strong stage presence are especially well-suited to the most serious, demanding roles by Wagner, Strauss, Verdi, and Puccini, including Wotan, the Dutchman, Jochanaan, Iago, Amonasro, Rigoletto, and Scarpia. He has also had success in comic repertory, including Falstaff, the Four Villains in ...