Born in Hungary, Peter Köves studied first in Budapest, before completing his studies at the Vienna Musikhochschule. From 1985 to 1987 he was a member of the Vienna State Opera Studio. He made his début at the house in 1985 as the Cappadocian in Salome. His repertoire includes the rôles of Colline in La Bohème, Lodovico in Otello, Antonio and Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, Kuno in Der Freischütz, Zuniga in Carmen, Graf Lamoral in Arabella, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Luther in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Hobson in Peter Grimes, the One-Armed in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Adhémar de Monteil in Jérusalem and the Cardinal in Rienzi. He has also collaborated in a number of children’s theatre productions.