Peter Schreier died on Christmas Daymain
German media have awoken to the death in Dresden of a great tenor, who became an equally reliable conductor. Schreier, who was 84, made his name in the former East Germany and was its most exportable talent. He sang for 25 consecutive seasons at the Salzburg Festival and appeared at many of the major opera houses in roles that ranged from Mozart to Wagner and beynd to his favourite, Pfitzner’s Palestrina.
He made multiple recordings.