Clara Scholtes, 1st violin

For Clara Scholtes, the best thing about her job is arriving at the opera every day, preferably past the main entrance. Even when she’s in the best of moods, she always leaves the opera a little happier than when she arrived. Her favorite composers are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms, and her childhood hero is Pippi Longstocking, along the lines of “I’ve never tried this before, so I’m absolutely sure I can do it!”

Photo credit: Wilfried Hösl