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The training as a tenor and painter

After my time with the Wiener Sängerknaben, I returned to Upper Austria. Thanks to a creative and innovative art teacher at my high school, I also discovered my talent for painting, which led to my first professional exhibitions. I was also encouraged musically and finally passed the Matura at the music-pedagogical Realgymnasium with the piano concerto "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin.


The Academy of Music and Performing Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts, the "Angewandte" in Vienna were the next destinations. I studied singing with Kammersängerin Hilde Rössl-Majdan and painting with Adolf Frohner. I enjoyed student life to the fullest, alternating between music and painting. As a pianist, singer, guitarist and cabaret artist I gained stage experience around Vienna and in summer at my beloved Attersee.


I financed my studies as an educator at the Wiener Sängerknaben, then the first "real" engagement as a tenor in the ORF radio choir. This was followed by appearances as a professional chorister in the Vienna Musikverein, at the ORF, in the Viennese concert halls and in the Viennese theaters and opera houses. My desire to immerse myself completely in the world of the singer and soloist was soon awakened. Before that, however, I had a bread and butter job: I studied music education with outstanding professors such as Heinz Kratochwil, Erwin Ortner and Uwe Harrer, and after graduating - with honors - I returned to Upper Austria for some time as a teacher.

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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