The Swiss tenor Peter Bernhard studied at the Conservatory for Music and Theatre in Bern. He then enjoyed four years of private tuition under Nicolai Gedda. Since then he has sung at the Kölner Oper, at Theater Augsburg and at Theater Regensburg, and in the Swiss Theatres of Basel, St. Gallen, Lucerne and Biel-Solothurn.
Peter Bernhard has also toured throughout Europe, in Italy, Spain, France, Austria and Norway. His repertoire includes over 30 major roles from the Italian, French and German repertoire. Roles such as Radamès (Aida), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Duca (Rigoletto), Alfredo (La Traviata), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Don José (Carmen), Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann), Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Bénédict (Bénedict and Béatrice), Tamino (the Magic Flute), Max (Freischütz).
He has worked with many important conductors during his career including Robin Stapleton, Anthony Inglis of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Tardue, Jos Meier, Mario Venzago, Guiliano Betta and Henrik Nànàsi.
Peter Bernhard has also worked with many influential stage-directors such as Giancarlo del Monaco, Hans Neuenfels, Anette Leistenschneider, Jasmin Soldaghari, Andreas Baesler, Pavel Fieber. His interests however are not only limited to performing: in 2008 he founded the opera-festival Schenkenberg and was the producer of three highly successful, internationally acclaimed productions: Carmen (2010), Il Trovatore (2013) and Rigoletto (2016).
In 2007 the baritone Pedro Carrillo moved to Italy to take the course of Advanced Studies in Vocal Training with Maestro Vittorio Terranova at the Opera Studio of the Conservatorio Guiseppe Verdi, Milan.
Carrillo graduated in 2014 and then made his debut as Michele in Puccini's Il Tabarro at the Puccini Festival Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento, Torre del Lago. Soon after, he sung in Jr.Butterfly: a japanese opera by the composer S. Saegusa. In 2016 he performed in the Italian version of the same opera at the Bunkamura Hall in Tokyo and in the Municipal Theater in Toyama.
Pedro sang with resounding success and critical acclaim when he appeared as Rigoletto in the Teatro Politeama in Lecce.
In January of 2017 he made his debut in Mexico in Rossini's L'Occasione fa il ladro at the Merida Festival. In the same year he toured through Spain with the National Opera of Moldova, taking on roles in Nabucco and Scarpia. Most recently, Pedro has also toured with New York City Opera's production of La Fanciulla del West in the theatres of Lucca, Pisa, Livorno, Ravenna and Modena.
An exciting new development in Pedro Carrillo's career is to sing in Verdi's Macbeth as the leading anti-hero himself, at the National Opera of Moldova.