Peter Hofmann (1944-2010) Author Selzer McKenzie SelMcKenzie
Author D.Scott Selzer McKenzie
Peter Hofmann has me died, to which here few days ago
to remind liked, particularly since we had met very well, because as an old rocker
I had been even with it on tour. The burial finds at it
Monday instead of and I also will be well there.
Peter Hofmann (* August 22nd, 1944 in Marienbad, patronage Bohemia and
Cutting reindeer, today Mariánské Lázne, Czechia; + 29. November 2010 in
A German opera singer (tenor) was same, Fichtelgebirge this one), also
when rock musician was confessed.
Peter Hofmann grew up in Darmstadt and started with 16 years when
Singer and guitarist in a rock and-rolling band. In front of his
it itself devoted musical career to the competitive sport as a pupil
//und// and among other things Hessian youth champion was in the pole vault
It several years followed, where Hofmann also when in the Federal Armed Forces
Paratrooper in use was and as a lance sergeant left.
With his severance benefit he financed his song studies.
He completed his song studies at the Karlsruhe college of music,
besides this private with Emmy Seiberlich. He made his opera debut at this in 1972
Theatre Lübeck in the role of the Tamino in Mozarts of the magic flute.
Stations of its professional career were the opera house to Lübeck
Wuppertal and the state theatre Stuttgart. It succeeded in the breakthrough
1976 in the role of Siegmund at the Bayreuth festival
Pierre Boulez, where it sang for 14 years.
After that Hofmann took on worldwide primarily coach builder roles to this one
most important opera houses of the world like the Opéra garnish (Paris) and
the Metropolitan Opera in New York: Tristan, Lohengrin, Parsifal and
Walther of Stolzing into the mastersingers of Nuremberg - roles, in
these it not only because of its powerful song, but also
because of its gigantic appearance with for an opera singer
exceptionally long fair-haired curls noticed. In an unmistakable one
He ended his career as an opera singer voting crisis in 1990 after he
you had booed repeatedly in Siegmund's role.
In parallel, Hofmann devoted himself to the rock music and furthermore
published successfully some plates, on which he confessed
Rock and pop ballads interpreted. This excursion to the U music
did you reward with numerous gold and platinum records? Already
the first album rock Classics got double platinum after short time.
In the following period this one Hofmann was both in this for operas and in the area
U music active and presented himself as a rocker at times
Leather ravine and heavy motorcycles. It liked to provoke the honest
Audience and an opera singer wanted never to be in the conventional meaning.
He played the title role in three hundred performances of this as of 1990
With which theatre newly built this phantom the opera (musical), new one
Flora accepted its business in Hamburg. Peter Hofmann has important
The awards like various Bambis up to get Grammy.
Hofmann was bath besides Gojko Mitic at the Karl-May games in 1997
Considering Segeberg Old Firehand in Winnetou and Old Firehand.
In the year 2003 the biography appeared singing to Peter Hofmann
From his first marriage he had two sons, his second marriage with this one
Opera singer Deborah Sasson lasted lived from 1983 to 1990th Hofmann
attaching many years on castle Schönreuth in the Upper Palatinate
some years in the former schoolhouse of Friedersreuth at Pressath
with his third Mrs Sabine and pulled back for several years
(born carpenters) and the daughter Laura in the administrative district born in 2003
Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge.
In 1994 Hofmann discovered first symptoms the Parkinson to himself
The illness could, however, illness, with the help of at first
Medicine and master self-discipline and far than singer
appearing. In 1999 he announced his illness publicly and kicked
since his Christmas tour in the year 2000 of no more auf.  in this
he could hardly speak stage of the illness progressed,
eat no longer independently and  was to the wheelchair gebunden
It supported the Parkinson research with its Peter for years
Hofmann Parkinson research project.