Vienna mourns a staunch singer

Anton Wendler joined the Vienna State Opera in 1972 as a stage assistant, hoping for a singing break.

He went on to perform 41 roles in 36 works on 561 nights.

Dr Wendler died on June 15, aged 82.

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  • He was my Goro when I conducted Butterfly in Vienna for the first time. It must have been 1991-1992. Old fashioned in a good way, and extremely friendly.

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