Peter Hofmann

Picture of Peter Hofmann's broadside
Picture of Peter Hofmann
I wish to thank James Hanrahan for the broadside.
Peter Hofmann sings Tosca: E lucevan le stelle
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Peter Hofmann sings Rigoletto: La donna è mobile
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Peter Hofmann sings Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
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Peter Hofmann Otello: Ora e per sempre
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Peter Hofmann sings Lohengrin: In fernem Land
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Peter Hofmann, torturing Puccini and Verdi in a rare apotheosis of, at the same time, bad taste AND bad singing. I heard Hofmann three times on stage, as Lohengrin, Siegmund and Max, and my memories are very ambivalent. While it was constantly obvious that he had little idea about voice production, phrasing and style, he was - somewhat surprisingly, as compared to his records - quite a stage personality and an interesting interpreter, and in an odd way, he delivered good portrayals of the two Wagnerian characters, above all Lohengrin. His Freischütz, the latest of the three performances, though, with the voice a total wreck already, was even more terrible than one might assume from his records.
I would like to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recordings (Tosca, Rigoletto) and notes.
I would like to thank Thomas Silverboerg for the recording (Lohengrin).
Peter Hofmann was never an Heldentenor, and this caused an early degradation of his voice. Like him included in the list of pretending to be Heldentenors were Jerusalem, Kollo, Versalle among others.

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