Pedro Beriso trained at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona as a conductor, a pianist and a singer, graduating summa cum laude in 2011. Specializing in operatic repertoire and lyric diction, he continued his studies at the National Opera Studio in London with the support of the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, followed by a two-year residency at the International Opera Studio in Opernhaus Zürich.
In 2016 Pedro joined the music staff of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Ghent as a pianist-repetiteur. Additionally, he is a teacher and vocal coach at the Dutch National Opera Studio in Amsterdam, the Royal Conservatory Antwerp and the International Opera Academy in Ghent.
With a repertoire encompassing over fifty opera titles, Pedro has had the privilege of working with conductors such as Robin Ticciati, Fabio Luisi, Trevor Pinnock, Enrique Mazzola, Philippe Herreweghe, and Raphaël Pichon. He has accompanied masterclasses and voice lessons by Carlos Chausson, Neil Shicoff, Angelika Kirschlager, Ann Murray, Brigitte Fassbaender, and Kiri te Kanawa.
Pedro collaborated with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as a pianist and continuo player, and he is a recurring guest at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, as a pianist and senior vocal coach. In 2022, he made his opera conducting debut at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in productions of Così fan tutte and Mozart Concert Arias, both creations of choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. As a musical advisor, he collaborated with French soprano star Julie Fuchs, selecting repertoire and editing and arranging Mozart rarities for her solo album Amadè (Sony Classical).
In 2023, Pedro co-created and conducted Ändere die Welt!, a music theatre collage for the Opera Forward Festival of Dutch National Opera. He made his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele 2023 as principal vocal coach and continuo player in the new production of Le nozze di Figaro, with the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Raphaël Pichon.
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