Vienna Opera mourns a chorusmastermain
The Vienna State Opera is in mourning for Helmut Froschauer, who died today at 85.
Raised in the Vienna Boys Choir, Helmuth Emil Froschauer became one of its directors atb age 209. From 1968 to 1991 he was simultaneously chorus repetiteur at the Vienna State Opera, choir director of the Singverein, the Bregenz and the Salzburg festivals and choir director at the Vienna State Opera. From 1992 he was choral director at WDR and until 2003 Chief Conductor of the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne.