01 December

Karajan artists: Michael Hampe – the “Don Giovanni” director

Michael Hampe was a German stage director and theatre manager who worked with Karajan on the 1987 Salzburg “Don Giovanni”.

01 December

Karajan artists: René Kollo – the Wagner tenor

René Kollo was a German tenor superstar in the 1970s and figured in some of Karajan’s most prestigious projects at that time – “Das Lied von der Erde”, “The Merry Widow”, “Lohengrin” ...

24 November

Karajan artists: Christa Ludwig – collaboration over 26 years

She was one of the most acclaimed mezzos of our time. Christa Ludwig worked with almost every great maestro in the second half of the 20th century, and of course with Karajan, who was her mentor and one of her favourite conductors for over 25 years.

24 November

Karajan artists: Leonie Rysanek – Sieglinde and more

Leonie Rysanek was “in every way a true prima donna (Luciano Pavarotti)” both in the German and in the Italian repertoire. Rysanek, born in Vienna in 1926, succeeded as Sieglinde in Bayreuth at the age of 24...

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