Willy Hofmann

18 June 1909 Frankfurt am Main – 21 January 1984 Hallgarten

Willy Hofmann sings Fidelio: Jetzt, Schätzchen, jetzt sind wir allein, with Maria Madlen-Madsen
In RA format

He worked in a bank while studying voice in his native Frankfurt. In 1933, he made his debut with a touring opera company; for the next eleven years, he was a comprimario in opera: in Gera, Münster, Nürnberg, Ulm, and finally in Wiesbaden.

After WWII, he devoted himself exclusively to operetta, again mostly in buffo roles – on various operetta stages, on record, and on the radio. He was an excellent actor, and gained considerable popularity.

Reference 1, reference 2: Kutsch & Riemens

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