Hilde Zadek, probably the last surviving member of Vienna’s golden cast of the 1940s, is back this week at 97, presiding over the 9th Hilde Zadek Competition for Voice.
A Hitler refugee in Jerusalem, Hilde returned to Vienna in 1947 to join a company that was dominated by unrepentant Nazis. She wa Vienna’s first-choice Aida for the next two decades.
Today, a little frail, she can still pick great voices from also-rans.
You can watch the competition’s final round live on Saturday, right here.