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Peter Hofmann
Birth: Aug. 22, 1944
Karlovy Vary
Karlovarsky (Karlovy Vary), Czech Republic
Death: Nov. 29, 2010
Wunsiedel
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany

Opera Singer. He sang the demanding Wagnerian heldentenor roles in the world's leading venues while simultaneously being recognized as one of Europe's top rockers. A musician from an early age, he was lead vocalist in a rock band before and during his Army service; a study of classical technique at Karlsruhe led to his 1972 operatic debut at Lubeck as Tamino in Mozart's "The Magic Flute". Hofmann made his Bayreuth Festspielhaus bow in 1976 and was heard there over the years as Siegmund from the "Ring Cycle" and as the title leads of "Lohengrin", "Tristan und Isolde", and "Parsifal". Appearing in Paris, Vienna, San Francisco, London, and elsewhere, he was heard at New York's Metropolitan Opera between 1980 and 1988 in "Lohengrin", "Parsifal", "Die Walkure", and "Die Meistersinger". Not curtailing his other musical activities, he had a parallel career as a rock singer, releasing several successful albums, and even touring with performances of Elvis Presley's songs. Between 1990 and 1991, he sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" around 300 times in Hamburg. Hofmann was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1994 which ended his career in 1999; he died of pneumonia as a complication of Parkinson's. At his death, much of his recorded legacy of both opera and popular music remained in print. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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Friedhof Wunsiedel
Wunsiedel
Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge Landkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Nov 30, 2010
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