Baritone Peter Edelmann began his singing studies with his father, renowned opera basso Otto Edelmann, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in his hometown Vienna. In 1989 he won First Prize and the Mozart Prize at the International Belvedere Competition in Vienna. After his debut in Koblenz, Germany in 1985, he has been member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin since 1990, singing many major roles, such as, Papageno, Wolfram, Valentin, Marcello, Figaro, Conte Almaviva and Guglielmo. Since 2001 he lives and works as freelance singer in Vienna. Since 2010 he is professor for voice at the MDW (University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna).
Peter Edelmann has appeared at the Dresdner Staatsoper, Stuttgarter Staatsoper, Hamburger Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Volksoper, the Zürich Opera, Royal Opera Stockholm, Opera Graz, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Teatro La Fenice Venezia, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Theatre de la Monnaie Brussels, Hungarian State Opera Budapest, Opera Seattle, Washington Opera, San Diego Opera, Orlando Opera, Opera Ireland, New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Opéra Nationale Nancy. He was a guest in opera houses in Paris, Toulouse, Liège, Las Palmas, San Sebastian, Tokyo, Bejing and Hong Kong.
Besides opera he gave Lieder recital all over the world and appeared in concerts.
His repertoire includes over 80 roles such as Onegin, Escamillo, Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso, Leporello, Eisenstein, Danilo, Harlekin, Orest, Faninal. He appeared with conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Christian Thielemann, Ralph Weikert, Gabriele Ferro, Eliahu Inbal, Franz Welser-Möst, Dan Ettinger, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos and John Eliot Gardiner.
In 2006 he founded the ottoedelmannsociety which organizes concerts and workshops for young singers.
He made many recordings for CD, TV, Radio and Video.