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Herbert Lippert Biography
The Artist, The Painter, The Tenor

A journey through time to the Universalartist

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

The Beginnings

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

Training to tenor & painter

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

The Mozarttenor

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

The great


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

The time of change

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

The Operetta

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

Herbert Lippert a real Universalartist

Herbert Lippert (born October 7, 1957 in Linz, Austria) is an Austrian opera singer (tenor) and well-known painter.

Kammersänger Herbert Lippert began his musical career as a child as a soloist with the Vienna Boys' Choir, completed his studies in music education at the University of Vienna and, as a member of the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera, is one of the leading lyric tenors of the present day.


He has worked with the most important conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Fabio Luisi, Franz Welser-Möst, Bernhard Haitink and Nikolaus Harnoncourt and has sung at all the world's great opera houses, including La Scala in Milan, Covent Garden London, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Munich State Opera, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, the Zurich Opera House and at the Salzburg Festival. His successes as a singer in concerts with Maurizio Pollini, Fabio Luisi and Wolfgang Sawallisch are also legendary. In the course of his career, Herbert Lippert has made more than 300 recordings of classical music with the most famous conductors and the most renowned orchestras in the world.


Herbert Lippert was particularly influenced by his years at the Vienna State Opera under the direction of Dominique Meyer, where he sang the great tenor roles, such as Lohengrin (Lohengrin), Erik (Fliegender Holländer), Loge (Rheingold), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Paul (Totenstadt) and Peter Grimes (Peter Grimes).


Herbert Lippert is also a gifted painter who presented his works to the public in 2017 in the first vernissage on the premises of the Vienna State Opera. With 160,000 visitors, his exhibition "Die Winterreise," based on the song cycle of the same name by Franz Schubert, was an overwhelming success. Like hardly any other artist, Herbert Lippert today combines singing and painting in a unique, universal symbiosis.


Herbert Lippert's unmistakable, post-impressionist style of oil painting is characterized by passionate strokes and an emotional play of color, light and shadow that captivates. The intense textures of his paintings bring to life the basic musical motifs of all his paintings, which thus become an impressive symphony of image and music, song and painting.


  • In 1997 Herbert Lippert won a Grammy Award for his interpretation of David in Die Meistersingern von Nürnberg.

  • In 2019 Herbert Lippert was awarded the Austrian Music Theater Prize.

  • In 2019, the professional title of Austrian Kammersänger was awarded to Herbert Lippert.


  • "Schubert's Winterreise in Sound and Image" - Vienna State Opera, Gustav Mahler Hall, Sunday, October 29, 2017

  • "3x Ma(h)ler", Herbert Lippert sings Mahler in the Mahler Hall and presents himself as a painter - Vienna State Opera, Gustav Mahler Hall, Sunday, November 25, 2018.

  • "Emperor Maximilian and the Arts," anniversary exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of Emperor Maximilian's death - Innsbruck, Haus der Musik, Saturday, June 22, 2019.

  • "Blickwinkel Oper-Ära Meyer", 10 years of State Opera history in sound and vision - Vienna State Opera, Gustav Mahler Hall, Sunday, November 10, 2019.

  • SIAF Salzburg International Artfair - Salzburg, Airport W.A. Mozart, Amadeusterminal 2, August 5-9, 2020

  • "The Power of Art", special exhibition for the Upper Austrian Provincial Exhibition - Schlossgalerie Schloss Lamberg Steyr, August 29, 2021.

  • "Musical Pictures" - Vienna, Palais Hansen Kempinski, June 5, 2022

  • "Il Cantico Di Frate Sole", paintings on Francis of Assisi and his Canticle of the Sun, music cycle by Rainer Bischof - Sankt Florian Abbey, November 8, 2022.

Enclosed is the list of all opera houses and stages on which where Herbert Lippert has performed and sung.

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