Vienna Opera will stage vigil for Johan Botha

Vienna Opera will stage vigil for Johan Botha

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norman lebrecht

September 14, 2016

Next Wednesday, September 21, the morning of his funeral, the Vienna State Opera will open its foyer at 11 am for an act of official mourning for a much-loved honorary member of the company.

Johan Botha, who died last week of cancer at 51, sang 222 times on the stage of the Vienna Opera.

Many singers will attend the funeral at Vienna’s¬†Zentralfriedhof at 2pm. Our thoughts will go with them.

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