The History of Peter Anders

Born: 1 July 1908
Died: 10 September 1954
German Tenor

To conclude this little parade then the German tenor Peters Anders born in Essen on the 1st of July 1908. He studied in Berlin making his debut there in Auchenbacks La Bell Delaine in 1931.

In the following year he sang with the Opera companies of Cologne, Hannover and Munich returning to Berlin in 1936.

He was then a lyric tenor acclaimed in such roles as Tomino which he also sang at the Salzburg festival of 1943.

His voice became stronger and he added such heroic roles such as Lohengrin and Forreston to his repertoire appearing at the Edinburgh festival of 1950 as Bacchus in Faust’s opera Ariadne auf Naxos and at Covent Garden in 1951.

He died after a car accident in 1954 aged only 46.

A little sample of his famous Mozart then and an Aria from Nicoli’s opera “The merry wives of Windsor”.

Konssstanzze O Wie Angstlich / Seraglio – Peter Anders

Horch, Die Lerch / Wives/ Windsor – Peter Anders

History of the Tenor - Sydney Rhys Barker

The History as it was Recorded

Sydney Rhys Barker