Peder Severin studied at the Opera Academy of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Subsequently he received scholarships to study at the Conservatorio di Musica S. Cecilia in Rome and wirh professor Georges Cunelli in London. Other teachers have been Anton Dermota in Vienna and Nicolai Gedda in Stockholm. Peder Severin made his debut with the Danish National Opera in 1971 and the Royal Opera in Copenhagen in 1972. His repertoire includes many Iyric tenor roles in opera and operetta, and he has had a very extensive career as a lieder and oratorio soloist in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Australia, and the former Czechoslovakia. He has sung on radio and television and with all of the Danish symphony orchestras, as well as with foreign orchestras including Philharmonia Slask, Hamburger Philharmonishe Staatsorchester, and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Peder Severin has several gramophone recordings and CDs to his credit.