The man who saw 1,000 operas

Merkur has a lovely piece this morning about Joseph Ilg, 65, who is coming up for his 1,000th performance at the Vienna State Opera. All seen from the third row of the standing places. ‘Here stand I,’ he says, quoting Martin Luther.

Joseph has clocked up another 1,000 operas at Munich and elsewhere.

Where does he find the time?

‘I don’t watch TV.’

Read here (auf Deutsch). A truly dedicated follower of opera.



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