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Bass-Baritone Pete Thanapat was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1995. Currently, he is a member of the Lyon Opera Studio from 2022 to 2024. In 2022, Pete participated in the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival. He earned his master's degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna under the guidance of the renowned soprano KS Krassimira Stoyanova.

Pete has achieved recognition in various competitions, earning prizes and reaching the finals. He was awarded the 2nd prize in the 26th Ferruccio Tagliavini Competition, received the Perry Nelson prize in the 11th International Hilde Zadek Competition, reached the finals in the 40th Belvedere Competition and the 6th Otto Edelmann Competition, and participated in the Final Round of the Neue Stimmen Competition. Furthermore, he was selected as one of the SWR Junge Opernstars in 2023.

He has recently performed as Holzhacker in Humperdinck's Königskinder at the Tirol Festival 2023. Additionally, he will be featured in several operas during the upcoming season at Opéra de Lyon 2023/24, taking on the roles of Der Einarmige in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Quinault in Adriana Lecouvreur, Larkens in La fanciulla del west, and Don Pedro in Béatrice et Bénédict.

Pete began his music education at the age of 15 in Thailand before relocating to Salzburg, Austria at the age of 18. He has received a comprehensive education in both theoretical and practical aspects of music. He is a native Thai speaker and is fluent in both English and German. Additionally, he has a good level of proficiency in Italian and possesses basic knowledge of French and Russian.

Madamina, il catalogo è questoPete Thanapat, Belvedere Final Round
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