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Liviu Holender

Baritone

Liviu Holender
© Barbara Aumüller

Liviu Holender joined the ensmble at Oper Frankfurt in 2019/20. He made his debut in Frankfurt singing Leone in a new production of Tamerlano in the Bockenheimer Depot, which was followed by the Helmsman in a new production of Tristan und Isolde, Moralès/Dancaïro in Carmen and Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. During Frankfurt's 2021/22 season he repeats his portrayal of Marullo in Rigoletto and sings Henrik (role debut) in a new production of Nielsen's Maskerade and Marco in Gianni Schicchi. Other plans include his debut at La Scala Milan, as Silvano in Un ballo in maschera and Dr. Falke and Harlekin in Die Fledermaus and Ariadne auf Naxos at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence. He will also make his debut at the Tokyo Spring Festival, singing the Herald in Lohengrin under Marek Janowski. This Austrian musician 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 / The Young Lord) and Hans Scholl in Zimmermann's Die Weiße Rose / The White Rose. He sang Papageno in a Zauberflöte for children while a member of the Salzburg Festival's 2018 Young Singers Project and his first Marullo in a new production of Rigoletto at the 2019 Bregenz Festival. He sang Silvio (Pagliacci) and Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at the National Opera in Bucharest and in My Fair Lady at the Volksoper in Vienna. He is a busy recitalist who joined Thomas Hampson's Lied Academy at the Heidelberg Spring Festival in 2020 and appeared in recital at the Schubertiade in Hohenems.