Vienna Opera extols a 100 year-old soprano

Vienna Opera extols a 100 year-old soprano


norman lebrecht

December 17, 2017

Scenes from Hilde Zadek’s 100th birthday, opening a photographic celebration of her career in the foyer of the Vienna State Opera.

A bouquet from the boss, Dominique Meyer

with best pal Christa Ludwig

photos: Michael Pöhn, Staatsoper

Hear Hilde sing here.


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  • John Borstlap says:

    Beautiful voice, beautiful, round timbre…. beautiful lyricism. Congratulations for this remarkable lady – from the good days of opera singing.

  • Alexander says:

    Last time I’ve heard such news on Magda Olivero. Opera Chic wrote a lot on her then. Who can say that operatic vibes don’t bring longevity after having read this ?