Slovak tenor Peter Malý was born in Piešťany. He studied at the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava under the guidance of Professor Peter Mikuláš. Already during his studies, Peter Malý appeared in the roles of Don Pelagio in Haydn's La canterina and Amante in the opera of Gian-Carlo Menotti Amelia al ballo.
Shortly after graduating, Peter Malý began expanding his repertoire with lyric tenor roles as a guest artist in several theaters, especially at the State Opera in Banská Bystrica and the State Theater in Košice. Roles studied and performed with great success include Tamino from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Beppe from Leoncavall's I pagliacci, Nadir from Bizet's Pearl Fischers and Vaudemont from Tchaikovsky's Iolanta.
In 2015, Peter Malý won first prize in the Opera category at the 50th Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. He was also awarded the prize for the best interpretation of an aria from an opera by Antonín Dvořák.
As the guest singer performed various roles. In the National Moravian-Silesian Theater in Ostrava, he portrayed the role of Rinuccio in Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi, and in the South Bohemian Theatre in Budweiss he performed the roles of Alfredo Germont from Verdi's La Traviata and Štefan Buryja from Janáček's Jenufa, Jeník from Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Ismael from Verdi's Nabucco, Vít from Smetana's opera The Secret, Prince from Dvořák's opera Rusalka and Lenskij from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
(Source: South Bohemian Theatre)