Edita Gruberova


Edita Gruberova
Opera singer
The world famous coloratura soprano is best known for her performances of Mozart and Strauss operas, but also strongly identified with the bel canto revival. Edita Gruberova studied in her hometown of Bratislava, then in Vienna and Prague, finally making her professional debut as Rosina (Barber of Seville) at the Slovak National Theater in 1968. An engagement to sing Mozart's Queen of the Night with the Vienna State Opera in 1970 was pivotal in establishing her career. She joined the company as a regular member in 1972, and before long she had made successful debuts at Glyndebourne (1973), the Salzburg Festival (1974, as Thibault in Verdi's Don Carlo with Herbert von Karajan), and the Metropolitan Opera (1977, again as Queen of the Night). During the late 1970s and early 1980s she debuted at many of the world's other major houses, including Covent Garden, La Scala, and the Chicago Lyric, but her schedule remained focused around the houses of central Europe - a trend that has continued throughout her career. Other Mozart roles that Gruberová is strongly associated with include Constanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, which is a more lyrical role that lacks the high-flying coloratura that is usually her calling card. Her performances of Zerbinetta in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos are considered among the best ever heard. Among the bel canto operas, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Anna Bolena, Rossini's Semiramide, and Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi have figured prominently in her success

Performances

2019. February 9.2019-02-09
Lucia di Lammermoor
2019. February 13.2019-02-13
Lucia di Lammermoor