A Festival Gala Concert with Stars will take place at the Wiener Staatsoper on 26. June 2010 to say goodbye to Ioan Holender, Director of the Wiener Staatsoper.
In a recent interview published on Wiener Zeitung, Ioan Holender talks about this Festival Concert. Tickets will get the name of the customer printed and a check will be made at the doors, like in Bayreuth.
Among the Stars who will participate in the Festival Concert, Holender gave the names of conductors like Riccardo Muti or Zubin Mehta, dancers like Vladimir Malakhov and singers like soprano Anna Netrebko.
Anna Netrebko has been one of the favorite singers at the Wiener Staatsoper. In his last season as Director of the Wiener Staatsoper, Ioan Holender included a kind of Netrebko Festival programme, with the Russian-Austrian soprano singing four different roles in April and May 2010, singing the role of Mimí in La Bohème, Elvira in I Puritani, Micaela in Carmen and the title role in Manon.