Ioan Holender - Zwischen Musen und Macht
Born in Romania, he arrived in Austria as a political refugee in 1959. Starting out as an extra, he worked his way up to become a singer. He eventually joined a theater agency in the mid-sixties, which he transformed into a leading European opera agency in just a few years. It was Eberhard Waechter who hired him to work for the Vienna Staatsoper, the direction of which he assumed after Waechters death. Over the years, he reaffirmed its leading role on the international opera scene.