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End of an era at the Staatsoper

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End of an era at the Staatsoper

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The Vienna State Opera was officially inaugurated on May 25, 1869, and in its long history studded with famous directors like Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, or Karl Böhm, no-one has run it for longer than Rumanian born Ioan Holender, quite an honour for a former engineer, tennis coach and opera baritone. He steps down, finally, in August.

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