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The first engagements

My professional career initially began as a music school teacher, but this phase was short-lived. A lucky coincidence and a spontaneous audition paved the way for me to join the opera studio of the Vienna State Opera, where I was immediately offered an engagement. Both Egon Seefehlner, the director of the Vienna State Opera at the time, and Gerda Scheyrer, the head of the opera studio and herself a Kammersängerin, were impressed by my vocal performance. This opportunity marked my entry into professional singing life as a young tenor.

Artistic triumphs were not long in coming. I gained my first engagements beyond the borders of the Vienna State Opera, for example at the Operetta Festival in Bad Ischl, where I worked under the direction of the then 93-year-old artistic director Prof. Eduard Macku, who cultivated personal acquaintances with greats such as Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán and Robert Stolz. In the operetta "Sissy" by Fritz Kreisler, I was able to take my first "steps" as Prince Thurn und Taxis alongside Alfons Haider in the role of the "Emperor" and the chamber actress Marianne Schönauer.

My first permanent position as a lyric tenor took me to the Lübeck City Theater. The entire Lippert family moved to the north of Germany with great enthusiasm. There I quickly developed from a lyric tenor to a versatile artist who moved daily in the most diverse musical spheres of opera and operetta - from character tenor to buffo tenor to lyric tenor. Mastering this diversity and discovering new facets of my ability every day was a real challenge and an incredible adventure.

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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