Six hours after the concert started, historic big cheese of Staatsoper Wien, Ioan Holender, was out with a quickness (well, more like a slowness since he's pushing 80).
A dozen conductors and roughly 50 opera singers gathered in Vienna last night to party at a farewell gala for the old dude. Placido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, Natalie Dessay, Thomas Quasthoff, Barbara Frittoli, Thomas Hampson, and Anna Netrebko (and friends -- that's totally not a code name for her bewbs) raged all night and toasted the guest of honor, Holender.
Holender has served Staatsoper Wien since 1992 and when he officially ends his contract this summer, he'll be the General Director with the most years of leadership in the opera house's history.
Awesome video here (we're pretty sure Holender gave a frat house style, "Animal House" belch at the end)