Peter Bronder studied at the Royal Academy of Music and National Opera Studio, before taking his first engagements at Glyndebourne and Welsh National Opera, where he was engaged as principal tenor in mainly Italian lyric repertoire. He has since moved into the more dramatic, predominantly German repertoire. He has made numerous appearances in the UK at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera.
In recent seasons, he sang Herod with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Iaryzhkin in Barry Kosky’s new production of The Nose at the ROH, and Der Zwerg in a new production for Lisbon Opera, before making his debut with the New York Philharmonic as Mime Das Rheingold. He also returned to Covent Garden as Monostatos Die Zauberflöte, Shabby Peasant Lady Macbeth, joined the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in the role of Le Lépreux Saint François d'Assise and made his debut at the Opera de Paris as Misail in a new production of Boris Godunov.
Notable engagements include Mime Der Ring des Nibelungen (Teatro alla Scala, Staatsoper Berlin, Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Massimo Palermo), title role in Rienzi (Oper Frankfurt), Herod (Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Regio Turin), the title roles in Der Zwerg and Palestrina in Frankfurt, Loge (Edinburgh Festival, Ruhrtriennale, Stuttgart), as well as appearing at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, San Francisco Opera, Netherlands Opera, La Monnaie Brussels, Komische Oper Berlin, Flanders Opera, Teatro de la Maestranza Seville, and at the Chatelet Paris.
Concert appearances include the major orchestras in London, Cleveland, Boston, Pittsburgh with eminent conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Rafael Fruebeck de Burgos, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Jordan, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kyril Petrenko and Sebastian Weigle. He has made numerous radio broadcasts, and recorded for Decca, DGG, EMI, Philips, Teldec and Chandos.