Vienna’s Volksoper mourns the man who gave it style

Vienna’s Volksoper mourns the man who gave it style

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norman lebrecht

November 26, 2014

Professor Robert Herzl, who has died aged 74, was¬†Oberspielleiter at the Volksoper from 1973 to 2000, responsible for 47 productions and for the revitalisation and coherence of the house’s production style. He will be much missed.

A master of Viennese operetta, he also loved working on new operas by Henze and Matthus.

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