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Liviu Holender

Baritone

Liviu Holender
© Barbara Aumüller

Liviu Holender, who joined the ensmble at Oper Frankfurt in 2019/20, starts his second season off with Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.  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 and Marullo in Rigoletto. The corona shutdown sadly prevented him from singing Masetto in Don Giovanni in Frankfurt and making his debut at La Scala Milan under Zubin Mehta, as Silvano in Un ballo in maschera. 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 and joined Thomas Hampson's Lied Academy at the Heidelberg Spring Festival in 2020. He will appear in recital at the Schubertiade in Hohenems for the first time in 2021.