Peter Hofmann Room in Kemnath Continues Tribute to Singer

The Peter Hofmann Room in the Stadtbücherei Kemnath continues to offer a place where admirers of the tenor can come to pay their respects and enjoy memorabilia from his exciting career.  Fritz Hofmann supplied this latest photo of the room, as well as several new photographs of Peter as Lohengrin and Peter in Berlin for the 750th anniversary celebration.  Check them out here in the gallery.

 

Ongoing Remembrances

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We continue to receive tributes to Peter Hofmann’s memory and the indelible way in which he impacted the music world and the hearts of so many friends and fans.  An excerpt from a recent comment from Artie Matz sums up a great many of these letters:  For me he was a trail blazer and a pathfinder because he did not follow the traditional path of an opera singer.  He was the first true crossover artist.  I first came to know him in Lohengrin, Walküre  and was a fan of Phantom of the Opera.  Peter Hofmann broadened my musical horizons. Read entire tribute here.

Continuing the crossover theme of these memories Fritz Hofmann has added some photos from Bayreuth to the classical gallery and a lovely shot of Peter at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Click here for Photos.

Peter Hofmann at the Met

Peter METWhen I received this wonderfully evocative photo from Fritz Hofmann, it took me back thirty years to the time I was covering the Metropolitan Opera for several international opera magazines, and among some of the most exciting evenings I experienced were with Peter Hofmann on stage – as Siegmund and as Lohengrin. (An excerpt from my Opéra International from November 5, 1986, review is filed in PRESS.) In that decade, he virtually owned those roles, along with that of Parsifal and Stolzing, and he sang them often in New York, in Washington, D.C., at Bayreuth, and in all the world’s great opera houses. Sadly, so few of these performances have been preserved on video, because Peter was truly a cinematic presence as a singing-actor. The three that remain (the Chéreau Walküre, the Bayreuth Lohengrin, and the Met Lohengrin) still stir the heart in watching and listening to them!

Photo Collage and a Reminiscence

 

phcollageFritz Hofmann is delighted to share this wonderful photo collage of Peter Hofmann.

We’d also like to call your attention to a recent article in Scene 4 Magazine, entitled Four Tenors (and a Baritone): Falling in Love with Opera by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold. The piece reminisces about the magic of the tenor voice and four special singers who made the author a life-long opera lover.  The third of these voices is Peter Hofmann’s and that section of the article is reproduced here on the site. Read More.