'...Emotion was also Per Håkan Precht’ s strenght, who portrayed a Lenski, consumed with
jealousy and who knew
how to vocally indulge the senses. ...'
With Mahler’s VIII Symphony Per Håkan Precht gave his debut at the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under the musical direction of Jukka Pekka Saraste in the season 2011/12. This very season he also portrayed WILSON in John Adams’ ‘Doctor Atomic’ at the Helsinki National Opera.
The Swedish tenor started his vocal studies in Stockholm and completed them at the National College of Operatic Art in Oslo.
Already during his studies he successfully performed such parts as ORMINDO in Cavalli’s ‚L’Ormindo’, FERRANDO in ‘Cosi fan tutte’ or DON OTTAVIO in ‘Don Giovanni’. In summer 2011 he celebrated great triumphs in this role at the Eutin Festival.
His first permanent engagement brought him to the Detmold City Theatre, where he sang such roles as CAMILLE DU ROSSILON, ALFREDO or the PRINCE in ‘Rusalka’. At the same time, he had guest performances at the Lubeck Theatre, a.o. as WERTHER
„Per Håkan Precht, guest from Sweden, who is in type the eternal student, Albert, representative of the vital bourgeoisie. Per Håkan Precht, who has a secure high note tenor voice, the future Heldentenor. ".
Soon he started an international career, which took him to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, the Nuremburg State Theatre, the Opera House Halle, the New Bergen Opera, the Linz Municipal Theatre (LENSKI in Eugen Onegin in a production of Uwe Laufenberg), the Kristiansund Opera House ( Norway ), the Stockholm Royal Opera, just to name a few…
The artist not just sings the Italian and French repertoire, he also shines in the German Fach. He made his debut as ERIK and as STEUERMANN in ‚Der Fliegende Holländer’ at the Gothenburg Opera. Recently, the versatile singer has been preparing for dramatic tenor roles like MAX, HANS, IDOMENEO…
In the season 11/12 Per Hakan Precht also portrayed DON JOSÉ with the Norrköping Orchestra in Sweden and in Stockholm. He sang the tenor soloist part in Mahlers VIII. Symphony in Stockholm. In August 2012 he was DON OTTAVIO at the sides of Hillevi Martinpelto as DONNA ANNA a the Stålboga Castle. Due to its tremendous succes this production was be played again in summer 2013. Beside, in 2013 he also portrayed ALFREDO in ‘La Traviata’ at the Detmold Theatre.
In the season 13/14 he sang Beethoven’s 9th symphony with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko and at the Bergen Festspeilhaus. At the Helsinki Natioanal Opera he could be seen again in ‘Die Tote Stadt’ and he was the KNIGHT SLAVOJ, in Dvorak’s opera ‘Wanda’ at the Osnabrück Theatre.
He will return to Osnabrück in the season 14/15 as DESPORTES in Manfred Gurlitt’s ‘Die Soldaten’.
In addition to Swedish, his mother tongue, Per-Håkan Precht is fluent in German, Italian, English and French.