Bayreuth tenor dies, 74

Bayreuth tenor dies, 74


norman lebrecht

June 20, 2022

The tenor Peter Maus, a member of Deutsche Oper Berlin from 1974 to 2013, has died after a short illness.

Born in Bayreuth, he was a regular performer at the summer festival from 1982 to 2002.

He sang more than 100 roles in 70 operas, including modernities by Reimann, Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Rihm.


  • PB says:

    He first sang in Bayreuth in 1972! In a production of Das Liebesverbot as part of the summer Jugendfestspieltreffen! There is an LP recording somewhere……..

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    I think he and Ralf Lukas were the only two Bayreuth natives to sing at the Festspiele, but I could be wrong. Funnily enough, I though of him this afternoon when I saw a car registered MA-US *** in the car park. He’s something of a legend on the Green Hill.

  • ThrownOutOfTheKremlinForSinging says:

    Oh, he must be the one they censored in Tennessee.