Peter has joined the ensemble for a special concert, Trees & Love, in support of the aid organisation Vi-Skogen that plants trees in east Africa, as a way of alleviating poverty.
The concert will be held on 12 September 2017 at the Göta Lejon in Stockholm and all proceeds will go to support children in east Africa.
The concert will also be screened at cinemas across Sweden.
In February this year, Peter released Swedish language versions of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Music of the Night”, the former a duet with his Phantom co-star, Emmi Christensson. These are available on iTunes and Spotify-
The two songs are also available on an extended version of Peter’s “I Love Musicals – The Album”, again only available digitally.
There are currently no plans to release a full cast recording of the show, unfortunately.
Peter has been announced as a participant in the 12th season of the highly popular Swedish TV show, Stjärnorna på slottet.
Wikipedia describes the show as follows:
The show basis is that five famous people live together in a castle for five days. Each person has one day that focuses on them and their career, they eat dinners where they discuss the individual.
Peter will be filming the show for five days in August at Teleborg Castle in Växjö. It will be broadcast on SVT after Christmas 2017.
According to Peter on the SVT site, “It will be an exciting week. It feels like an interesting collection of different kinds of long careers. I am looking forward to interesting conversations and sharing memories.”
A new triple CD compilation has been released in Sweden featuring songs from Disney animated classics. “Disney Princessor: Följ dina drömmar”. The first two discs feature songs from the Swedish language versions of Disney movies.
Some of you will know that back in the 90s, Peter provided the voice of Aladdin in three movies and the subsequent TV series. The three movies featured Peter singing and soundtrack CDs have been released for the first two movies. However, the songs from the third movie, “Aladdin och Rövarnas Konung” (Aladdin and the King of Thieves) have never been previously released as far as I know.
This compilation features the two songs from that film that Peter appeared on. Peter only has a small part in the first song but the second song is a duet with Peter and Myrra Malmberg.
- Det är stort kalas i Agrabah (There’s a party here in Agrabah)
- Såna som du möter man ej varje dag (Out of thin air)
The album also includes “En helt ny värld” with Peter and Myrra from the first film.
The CD is available from the usual Swedish online stores and the album is also on iTunes and Spotify.
“Modus” is now available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray in Germany, the UK, Australia and now Sweden. Other European countries may have released it too.
Germany – 12 December 2016 – DVD (region 2) and Blu-ray (region B/2)
UK – 19 December 2016 – DVD (region 2) and Blu-ray (region B/2)
Australia – 11 January 2017 – DVD (region 4) only
Sweden – 12 June 2017 – DVD (region 2) and Blu-ray (region B/2)
It appears that the German release will include a German language soundtrack, as well as the original Swedish one.
“Modus” should be available through the usual retailers.
Over the last couple of years, Peter has been working on a new pop album in English. He has been writing all the songs together with British singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams and Swedish producer Tobias Fröberg. At least 13 songs have been completed.
In a recent interview with Swedish newspaper DN, Peter revealed that it is hoped for the album to come out next year.
Peter debuted one of the songs “I’m A Believer” at a series of concerts in London in November 2014. You can see that performance in the following video.
A new Swedish production of The Phantom of the Opera opens at Cirkus in Stockholm on 14 September 2016, currently booking until 2 April 2017. Following Peter’s acclaimed stints as the Phantom in London’s West End and on Broadway, he once again dons the mask but this time, in his homeland and in the Swedish language.
Peter is joined by Emmi Christensson playing Christine and Anton Zetterholm as Raoul.
Emmi has more recently played Christine in the West End and attracted attention as the first blonde Christine. Anton has been successful in Germany, in particular playing the lead role in the musical version of Tarzan. He has also worked in the West End playing Enjolras in Les Miserables.
Official Phantom website (in Swedish)
Book tickets (in Swedish and in English)