Tenor Peter Schreier Autograph: Color portrait print with authentic signature.
Size: 4,1 x 5,8 inches, very fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Peter Schreier (born 29 July 1935) is a German tenor and conductor.
Peter Schreier made his professional debut in August 1959, playing the role of the First Prisoner in Fidelio by Beethoven. In the years that followed he was successful as Belmonte in Die Entfurhrung aus dem Serail (Abduction from the Seraglio) and somewhat later as Tamino in Die Zauberfloete (The Magic Flute), both operas by Mozart.
In 1963 he was employed by the Berlin State Opera at Unter den Linden. Starting in 1966 he was for many years an annual guest of the Vienna State Opera. That same year he made his debut in Bayreuth as the young seaman in Tristan und Isolde with Karl Boehm as conductor. For 25 years, beginning in 1967, he took part in the program of the annual Salzburg Festival. In 1969, he starred as The Witch in Engelbert Humperdinck's Haensel und Gretel, in a CD recording that featured the Staatskapelle Dresden.
He also sang Loge in Das Rheingold & Mime in Siegfried by Wagner, sang the title role of Palestrina, the opera by Hans Pfitzner, he recorded Bach cantatas with Adele Stolte, Annelies Burmeister, Theo Adam and the Thomanerchor.
Recordings of the Bach's St Matthew Passion have included the version conducted by both Rudolf and Eduard Mauersberger, Claudio Abbado and Herbert von Karajan.
In June 2000, Schreier left the opera stage. His last role was Prince Tamino in Die Zauberfloete.
Throughout his career Schreier has been famous as a singer of German Lieder, including the songs of Schubert and Schumann.
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