A rising star
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Herbert von Karajan - 15 facts about the great conductor
5. A rising star
Karajan's career was given a significant boost in 1935 when he was appointed Germany's youngest Generalmusikdirektor and performed as a guest conductor in Bucharest, Brussels, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Paris. In 1937 he made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Berlin State Opera, conducting Beethoven's only opera, 'Fidelio'.