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The Operetta

Marcel Prawy led me to the Heldentenor, but he also awakened in me a love of operetta that remains unbroken to this day. Marcel Prawy was a true contemporary of the century, in all its drama, but also in its unbroken musical beauty. And he was an operetta lover through and through, with an incredible, inexhaustible knowledge, which he also used to bring back forgotten operetta composers from the past - their music, their talent, but also their suffering in the forced emigration of the 1930s and 1940s. I remember countless concerts with Marcel Prawy, I leaf through the many letters he wrote me, with reports, hints, unforgettable remarks and suggestions.

My friendly relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra finally enabled me to found my own ensemble, "Herbert Lippert and his Philharmonic Friends", with the aim of reviving the silver and gold operetta.


Unknown operetta songs alternated with well-known melodies in our programs, creating a wonderful symbiosis of old and new.

"OMIA - Operetta Made In Austria", a documentary-historical, multimedia, innovative event with young musicians and established singers is the continuation of this work and witness to my unbroken love for operetta

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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