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Liviu Holender

Baritone

Liviu Holender
© Barbara Aumüller

Liviu Holender joined the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt this season, during which he can be heard as Leone in Tamerlano and Ein Steuermann in Tristan und Isolde - both new productions - Moralès / Dancaïro in Carmen, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Marullo in Rigoletto. He will be making his debut at La Scala in Milan this June, singing Silvano in Un ballo in maschera under Zubin Mehta. This Austrian artist was a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich for two years, during which time his roles included Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Schaunard (La Bohème), Oberjustizrat Hasentreffer (Henze's Der junge Lord) and Hans Scholl in Zimmermann's Die Weiße Rose / The White Rose. While a member of the Salzburg Festival's 2018 Young Singers Project he sang Papageno in Die Zauberflöte for children. Other engagements have included Marullo in a new production of Rigoletto at the 2019 Bregenz Festival, Silvio (Pagliacci) and Graf Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at the National Opera in Bucharest, Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) and Papageno at Theater Chemnitz and My Fair Lady at the Volksoper in Vienna. He has appeared in recital at the Nieder Österreichische Serenade Concerts, the International Theaterfest in Sibiu, Romania and in the Philharmonie in Sofia and joins the Heidelberg Spring Festival's 2020 Lieder Academy, run by Thomas Hampson. He studed at the Vienna State Opera's Opera School and Vienna University of Music.