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The training as a tenor and painter

After completing my formative years at Wiener Sängerknaben , I was drawn back to Upper Austria. There, at my grammar school, I met an exceptionally creative and innovative art teacher, through whose influence my previously hidden talent for painting was discovered and encouraged - a path that led me to my first professional exhibitions. At the same time, my musical passion received similarly intensive encouragement, which culminated in my performance of George Gershwin's piano concerto "Rhapsody in Blue" at my A-levels at the music education secondary school in Grieskirchen.

I then continued my studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts, the renowned "Angewandte" in Vienna. Here I deepened my singing skills under the guidance of the chamber singer Hilde Rössl-Majdan and refined my painting skills with Adolf Frohner and as an "extraordinary" with Oswald Oberhuber. This period was characterized by an intensive student life in which music and painting interacted fruitfully. As a pianist, singer, guitarist and cabaret artist, I gained extensive stage experience in Vienna and during the summer months at the picturesque Attersee.

I financed my studies by working as an educator at Wiener Sängerknaben, followed by my first "real" engagement as a tenor in the ORF radio choir. This was followed by appearances as a professional choir singer at the Vienna Musikverein, at the ORF, in Viennese concert halls and in Vienna's renowned theaters and opera houses. I soon awoke a burning desire to devote myself fully to the world of singing and being a soloist. But before I could pursue this dream, I still had a "bread and butter" job to do: I studied music education with outstanding professors such as Heinz Kratochwil, Erwin Ortner and Uwe Harrer and returned to Upper Austria as a teacher for a while after graduating.

Herbert Lippert as Wiener Sängerknabe 1970
Herbert Lippert as Wiener Sängerknabe 1972

The Beginnings

Herbert Lippert with Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Herbert Lippert and Riccardo Muti at the Vienna Musikverein with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The great


Herbert Lippert exhibition Vöcklabruck 1982
Herbert Lippert Abitur musical pedagogical Realgymnasium School 
 Geswhin Rhapsody

Tenor & Painter Training

Herbert Lippert Cardillac Officer Vienna State Opera
Herbert Lippert - Eisenstein -Fledermaus - Mozart - Vienna State Opera

The time of change

Herbert Lippert David Meistersinger von Nürnberg Royal Opera House Covent Garden London
Herbert Lippert- Intermezzo Richard Strauss - Baron Lummer -Grande Theatre de Geneve - Switzerland

The first


Herbert Lippert OMIA Operetta Made In Austria Wiener Stadthalle
Herbert Lippert with Marcel Prawy Operetta Feast with Champagne and Joy

The Operetta

Herbert Lippert Alfred Fledermaus Mozart Vienna State Opera 1994
Herbert Lippert Tamino Magic Flute Mozart Royal Opera House Covent Garden London 1995

The Mozarttenor

Herbert Lippert Exhibition 3xMahler Gustav Mahlersaal Vienna State Opera House
Herbert Lippert with Placido Domingo at the exhibition in Salzburg "International Artfair

Development to the Universalartist

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