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© Barbara Aumüller

Liviu Holender

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The Austrian baritone Liviu Holender has been a member of the Frankfurt Opera since the 2019/2020 season and can be heard this season as Conte Almaviva (Le nozze die Figaro) and as Hans (Traumgörge), among others. At the Tiroler Festspiele Erl he will appear on stage as Dottore Malatesta in Don Pasquale. Further engagements include a recital at the Schubertiade Hohenems, Mahler’s Lieder Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Philharmonie Baden-Baden and the Tokyo Spring Festival as Schaunard in La Bohème. He will also take part in projects of the Académie Orsay-Royaumont, Paris and is a scholarship holder of the Lied Academy of the Heidelberg Spring (under Thomas Hampson) in 2021.


In the 2019/20 season he has appeared at the Frankfurt Opera as Leone (Tarmerlano), Steuermann (Tristan und Isolde), Moralès/Dancaïro (Carmen), Masetto (Don Giovanni) and Marullo (Rigoletto). He also appeared as a Conte at the Latvian National Opera in Riga. His debut as Silvano (Un ballo in maschera) under Zubin Mehta at La Scala in Milan, planned for June 2020, could unfortunately not take place due to the Corona pandemic.


From 2017 to 2019 Liviu Holender was a member of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. There he sang roles such as Count Eberbach (Der Wildschütz), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Schaunard (La Bohème) and Hans Scholl in Udo Zimmermann’s Die weiße Rose. He has also appeared as Marullo at the Bregenz Festival 2019, as Silvio (Pagliacci) and Conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at the National Opera Bucharest and as Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) and Papageno at the Theater Chemnitz. As a participant in the Young Singers Project, Liviu Holender sang Papageno in Die Zauberflöte for children at the 2018 Salzburg Festival.


In the 2018/2019 season he sang Mahler’s Lieder Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Frederic Chaslin.


In 2018 he performed in recitals with the pianist Matthias Fletzberger at the Lower Austrian Serenade Concerts, the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu (Romania) and in 2019 at the Sofia Philharmonic Hall.


At the Volksoper in Vienna he made his debut in the 2016/2017 season as Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady. In previous years he made his debut as Dr. Falke in a production of the Vienna University of Music at the Schoenbrunn Palace Theatre and performed as Count Almaviva at the Romanian National Operas in Timișoara and Bucharest.


Liviu Holender studied piano at the Vienna Conservatory and clarinet at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. At the national competition “Prima la musica” he won first place with distinction in the chamber music category. He was a member of the opera school for children at the Vienna State Opera, where he performed, among other things, as Shepherd in Tosca. Since 2013 he has been taking singing lessons with Karlheinz Hanser at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts and privately with Wicus Slabbert. He also studied law at the University of Vienna.

February 2021 – For a most recent biograpghy, please contact Florian Schadhauser