The Austrian Baritone Liviu Holender joins the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt from the beginning of the 2019/2020 season, during which he can be heard as Leone in Tamerlano and Steuermann in Tristan und Isolde, Moralès/Dancaïro in Carmen, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Marullo in Rigoletto. Furthermore he will debut as Silvano (Un ballo in maschera) under Zubin Mehta at Teatro alla Scala di Milano.
Since the 2017/2018 season he has been a member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, where he has appeared as Count Eberbach in Lortzing's Der Wildschütz, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Schaunard (La bohème) and Hans Scholl in Udo Zimmermann’s Die weiße Rose. He also appeared as Marullo at the Bregenz Festival 2019, as Silvio (Pagliacci) and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at the National Opera Bucharest and gave guest performances as Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) and Papageno at the Theater Chemnitz. As a participant in the Young Singers Project, Liviu Holender sang Papageno in Die Zauberflöte für Kinder (The magic flute for children) at the Salzburg Festival 2018.
In April 2020 he will also participate in the Lied Academy "Heidelberger Frühling" under the artistic direction of Thomas Hampson.
In the 2018/2019 season he sang Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Frederic Chaslin. With pianist Matthias Fletzberger Liviu Holender appeared in recitals at the Niederösterreichische Serenade Concerts, the International Theaterfest in Sibiu (Romania) and in Sofia. He made his debut at the Volksoper Vienna in the 2016/2017 season as Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady.
Liviu Holender studied piano at the Vienna Conservatory and clarinet at the University of Music. At the national competition "Prima la musica" he won the first place with distinction in the category chamber music. He was a member of the Opera School for Children at the Vienna State Opera, where he performed as a shepherd in Tosca. Since 2013 he has had singing lessons with Karlheinz Hanser at the Vienna Music University and privately with Wicus Slabbert. He also studied law at the University of Vienna.