Sunday, 4 July 2010

The King leaves his throne in Vienna


Ioan Holender, 75, now retires from Vienna State Opera after 19 years on the throne. The Gala Performance given late June at Staatsoper was an orgasmic créme de la crème 5-hour show... Some did not show up though, due to illness...


These came and celebrated the King:


Conductors: Zubin Metha, Franz Welser-Möst, Antonio Pappano, Bertrand de Billy, Fabio Luisi, Simone Young, Peter Schneider, Marco Armiliato, Thomas Lang, Placido Domingo, Michael Halasz, Guillermo Garcia-Calvo.


Singers: Siegfried Jerusalem, Placido Domingo, Nadia Krasteva, Keith Ikaia-Purdy, Boaz Daniel, Eliane Coelho, Michaela Selinger, Herwig Pecoraro, Marcus Pelz, Franz Grundheber, Michael Schade, Barbara Frittoli, Angelika Kirchschlager, Ramon Vargas, Boaz Daniel, Soile Isokoski, Thomas Quasthoff, Stefania Bonfadelli, Leo Nucci, Thomas Hampson, Michael Schade, Thomas Moser, Ileana Tonca, Simina Ivan, Theodora Gheorghiu, Elisabeth Kulmann, Falk Struckmann, Johan Botha, Deborah Polaski, Adrianne Pieczonka, Roxana Constantinescu, Zoryana Kuspler, Michaela Selinger, Aura Twarowska, Saimir Pirgu, Diana Damrau, Peter Seiffert, Petra Maria, Violeta Urmana, Waltraud Meier, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Angela Denoke, Stephen Gould, Roxana Constantinescu, Piotr Beczala, Krassimira Stoyanova, Johan Botha, Falk Struckmann, Genia Kühmeier, Anna Netrebko, Natalie Dessay, Adrian Eröd, Elisabeth Kulmann, Boaz Daniel, Gergely Nemeti, Simon Keenlyside, Alfred Sramek, Michael Roider.


Jose Cura, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo and Elina Garanca were all forced to drop out due to illness.


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