Golden Age soprano, 97, is back on song in Viennamain
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.