Seiffert, Peter

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Seiffert, Peter

Seiffert, Peter, German tenor; b. Düsseldorf, Jan. 4, 1954. He was educated at the Robert Schumann Hochschule für Musik in Düsseldorf. After appearing at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, he sang at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (from 1982) and at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (from 1983). In 1984 he first appeared at the Vienna State Opera and at Milan’s La Scala. In 1988 he made his debut at London’s Covent Garden as Parsifal. He portrayed Strauss’s Emperor during the Bavarian State Opera’s visit to the new Nagoya Opera House in Japan in 1992. That same year, he was engaged as Narraboth in Salzburg. In 1993 he sang Tamino at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. He portrayed Florestan in London in 1995. In 1996 he was engaged as Walther von Stolzing at the Bayreuth Festival. He sang Lohengrin in Munich in 1999. As a concert artist, he sang with various orchs. on both sides of the Atlantic. His other operatic roles include Faust, Lensky, Lohengrin, Erik, and Jenik. In 1986 he married Lucia Popp.

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