Peter Seiffert retires from Deutsche Oper Berlin’s “Tannhäuser”


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Legendary entenor Peter Seiffert has retired from performances of Wagner’s romantic opera “Tannhäuser” at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin on February 12 and 20, 2022.

As a result, Stephen Gould and Klaus Florian Vogt will reprise the title role. Gould and Vogt join a cast that includes Camilla Nylund as Elisabeth and Venus, and Tobias Kehrer as Landgraf Hermann von Thüringen. The cast also includes Clemens Bieber, Joel Allison, Jörg Schörner, Tyler Zimmerman and Valeriia Savinskaia. Sir Donald Runnicles directs a production by Kirsten Harms, with sets and costumes by Bernd Damovsky.

Seiffert portrayed Wagner’s romantic hero last at Deutsche Oper Berlin in May 2019 alongside Emma Bell and Sir Simon Keenlyside.

Peter Seiffert studied at the Musikhochschule in his hometown of Düsseldorf. His first engagement was at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein; at the same time, he won first prize in the Deutscher Musikrat singing competition. He has performed on the world’s greatest opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Los Angeles Opera, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Wiener Staatsoper, the San Francisco Opera, the Châtelet Theater in Paris, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Teatro Real Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Opernhaus Zürich, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, ​​and Maggio Musicale in Florence, among many others. Seiffert has also taken part in the biggest opera festivals, including the Salzburg Festival and the Bayreuth Festival.

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