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)
Last year, Peter joined the ensemble cast for Modus, an eight part crime thriller from the Swedish network TV4. Peter played Rolf, the husband of Marcus (Magnus Roosmann) who get caught up in a series of brutal murders. The show was a huge success on Swedish TV and has been sold internationally. BBC 4 in the UK have the rights but as far as I know, it has not been scheduled yet.
The show is currently being repeated in Sweden and is available to watch in Australia on the SBS catch up service with English subtitles. Please be aware that there may be some geographic restrictions on watching streamed episodes.
TV 4 official page about Modus (in Swedish)
Watch streaming episodes (in Swedish) on TV 4 Play
Watch streaming episodes (with English subtitles) on SBS Australia
Earlier this year, Peter Jöback and Ola Salo (formerly lead singer for the Swedish group The Ark) joined Gina Dirawi as hosts of Andra Chansen (the second chance semi-final) of Melodifestivalen 2016. As part of the proceedings, the two artists performed an uptempo duet, “Sing Me Out” written by Peter Kvint and Ola Salo.
The song has been released digitally on iTunes and Spotify but unfortunately not as a physical release.
There is a video of the performance on You Tube, which may be geo-blocked depending on your location.
Also on the show, Peter, Ola and Gina performed a version of “Skyfall”, the James Bond song originally recorded by Adele.
Swedish group Cookies ‘n’ Beans have released a Christmas EP both as a CD and digitally.
The EP includes the song “En julsaga” sang as a ‘duet’ with Peter. This is a Swedish version of the Pogues classic “Fairytale of New York”.
Peter performed the song along with the group on the TV show Bingolotto.
The EP can be ordered from Bengans by clicking here.
Peter will be presenting a new Christmas show at Gothia Towers in Göteborg between 25 November 2015 and 20 December 2015.
The show premieres on Wednesday 25 November 2015 and then continues between Thursdays and Sundays until Sunday 20 December 2015.
Tickets go on sale on 28 February 2015 and can be booked by clicking here.
More information will be found at Peter’s official Christmas site but it currently just consists a coming soon splash page.