The German bass, Peter Ziethen, studied at the Hochschule für Musik Köln with Professor Peter Witsch, as well as with Christa Schwarz-Walter, Clemens Glettenberg and Erika Köth. He finished his studies with artistic maturity examination “with honour” and concert exam, and was a winner at several competitions.
Peter Ziethen had opera engagements at the Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf / Duisburg) and at the Deutschen Gastspieloper Berlin, as well as numerous guest appearances. He also appeared in concerts at numerous festivals with Lieder and oratorios world-wide: beyond Germany in many European countries, as well as in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Peter Ziethen's extensive repertoire contained all periods. A special emphasis was on contemporary music with numerous premieres. Many composers dedicated their works to him. Radio, TV, and CD recordings.
Peter Ziethen was a guest lecturer with master-classes in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and the USA. He was guest professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna. His last post was Professor for singing at the Hochschule für Musik