Egon Hilbert

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Egon Hilbert (19 May 1899 – 18 January 1968) was an Austrian opera/theatre director.

Hilbert was born in Vienna, Austria where he would later study law and philosophy at the Universität Wien.

In 1938, he was arrested by the Nazis and interned at Dachau concentration camp. In 1945, he was made provisional director of the Salzburger Landestheaters and attempted a reorganisation of the Salzburg Festival. From 1946 to 1953, he was chief of the Austrian Kulturinstituts. From 1959, he was general director of the Vienna Festival, and from 1963 until his death, he was the director of the Vienna State Opera.

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