Friday, July 13, 2012
The Final Photograph
Soprano Josephine Barstow, director John Schlesinger and conductor Herbert Von Karajan at Salzburg in July 1989.
All were gathered for rehearsals of Verdi’s “Un Ballo In Maschera”.
The photograph captured the final rehearsal Karajan ever attended. He died two days later.
The photograph was the last ever taken of the great Austrian conductor.