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Peter Seiffert



German tenor Peter Seiffert made his Royal Opera debut in 1988 as Parsifal and has since returned to sing Tannhäuser.

Seiffert was born in Düsseldorf and studied there at the Robert Schumann Hochschule. He made his debut in 1978 with Deutsche Oper am Rhein and has since won widespread acclaim for his performances in Heldentenor roles. Engagements include Lohengrin and Walther von Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for Bayreuth Festival, Tannhäuser for San Francisco Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Zürich Opera, Tristan (Tristan und Isolde) for Metropolitan Opera, New York, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Vienna State Opera, Siegmund (Die Walküre) for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Berlin State Opera and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) and Lohengrin for Bavarian State Opera. He also performs for such companies as Liceu, Barcelona, La Scala, Milan, Hamburg State Opera and LA Opera, in repertory including Florestan (Fidelio), Max (Der Freischütz), Otello, Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) and Tenor/Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos).

Seiffert has appeared in concert with many leading conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti and Simon Rattle, and regularly gives recitals of Lieder. His non-operatic recordings include Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde for EMI, under Rattle, and a disc of Lieder by Robert and Clara Schumann. His recordings include a Grammy Award-winning Tannhäuser with Barenboim.