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The first engagements

My career start as a music school teacher was short-lived because after a chance audition, I was hired at the Opera Studio of the Vienna State Opera. Both the director of the Vienna State Opera at the time, Egon Seefehlner, and the director of the Vienna State Opera Studio, Kammersängerin Gerda Scheyrer, were enthusiastic about my voice. The first step into the full-time singing life as a young tenor was done!


Artistic successes soon followed, and I was also able to present my first engagements outside the Vienna State Opera, for example at the Bad Ischl Operetta Festival under the then 93-year-old artistic director Prof. Eduard Macku, a contemporary of Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán and Robert Stolz. In Fritz Kreisler's operetta "Sissy" I shone as Prince Thurn und Taxis alongside Alfons Haider's "Kaiser" and the chamber actress Marianne Schönauer.


My first permanent engagement as a lyric tenor took me to the Lübeck City Theater. Full of euphoria, the whole Lippert family moved to northern Germany. The lyric tenor soon became a jack-of-all-trades. Across the musical worlds of opera and operetta, from character tenor to buffo tenor to lyric tenor, everything had to be sung, everything had to be tried out, day after day. What a madness!

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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