© Wiener Staatsoper - Michael Pöhn
© Wiener Staatsoper - Michael Pöhn

Edita Gruberová

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Edita Gruberova is celebrated by the press as „prima donna assoluta, coloratura-phenomenon, Queen of the Belcanto“. Enthusiastic ovations of the audience after every appearance confirm it.

Edita Gruberova was born in Bratislava where she studied at the conservatory and with Ruthilde Boesch in Vienna. Her international career began at the Vienna State Opera as Zerbinetta in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Karl Böhm conducting. Since then Mrs. Gruberova is enthusiastically applauded all over the world for her interpretations of the roles of Zerbinetta, Konstanze, Donna Anna, Rosina, Gilda, Violetta and Lucia at the leading opera houses such as Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera New York, the Opera Houses of Munich, Vienna, Hamburg, Geneva, Zurich, Florence, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona. Many of these opera companies have produced rare operas especially for Mrs. Gruberova: MARIA STUARDA, I PURITANI, LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX and ROBERTO DEVEREUX at the Vienna State Opera, LA SONNAMBULA in Geneva and Naples, I CAPULETI ED I MONTECCHI in London, I PURITANI at the Metropolitan Opera and at the Bregenz Festival, ROBERTO DEVEREUX, ANNA BOLENA and beatrice di tenda in Barcelona, LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT, LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX, ROBERTO DEVEREUX, ANNA BOLENA and BEATRICE DI TENDA in Zurich, ANNA BOLENA and I PURITANI at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, only to name a few. In 2003 she had a tremendous success with her debut of NORMA in Tokyo and in 2004 as Elisabetta in a new production of ROBERTO DEVEREUX at the Munich State Opera, debut for Europe of NORMA in Baden-Baden with recording of a CD. In 2005 she had a triumph with NORMA at the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival in 2010 and also with NORMA in January 2006 at the Bavaria State Opera Munich.

Edita Gruberova was a regular guest at the Salzburg and the Munich Opera Festival.

She has participated in several important opera filmings: HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, RIGOLETTO, ARABELLA, COSÌ FAN TUTTE and ARIADNE AUF NAXOS. She has worked with the most famous conductors and stage directors.

She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon HOFFMANNS ERZÄHLUNGEN, for Philips MARIA STUARDA, FLEDERMAUS and ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, for Teldec FLEDERMAUS (Rosalinde), ZAUBERFLÖTE, DON GIOVANNI, LA FINTA GIARDINIERA, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and TRAVIATA, for EMI LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, for Decca ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL and others.

With Nightingale Classics have appeared: BEATRICE DI TENDA, LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX, ANNA BOLENA, MARIA DI ROHAN, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, TANCREDI, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. Furthermore „Mad-scenes“ – Arias of the Tudor-Queens, a recording with songs of famous operettas and a duo-recital CD with Vesselina Kasarova, Christmas songs, international songs for children and Canonical Songs, Lieder of Strauss and a recording with the Japanese counter tenor Yoshikazu Mera.

Edita Gruberova who is also highly acclaimed as a concert singer, holds the title of Austrian and Bavarian „Kammersängerin“. She is a honorary member of the Vienna State Opera and was awarded many distinctions: the distinguished Italian Franco-Abbiati-Price for the best interpretation of an Italian opera role (Lucia), the Sir-Lawrence-Olivier-Award and il Bellini d’Oro for her exceptional performances. She received twice the Order of the White Double Cross  (Second Class), the  highest state decoration of the Republic of Slovakia . Besides, she was decorated with the Herbert von Karajan- Prize, the order of merit of the Austrian Republic, The Austrian Prize for Musical Theatre (Goldener Schikaneder) for her lifetime achievement, the Richard Strauss badge of honour and the Tatra Banka Foundation Prize for Art.

In the season 2017/18 Edita Gruberova has her 50th Anniversary on stage. The Vienna Stat Opera, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Zürich Opera House have arranged special Gala evenings for her at this occasion.

In the season 2017/18 Edita Gruberova has her 50th Anniversary on stage. The Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Zürich Opera House have arranged special Gala evenings for her at this occasion.

 

October 2018 – For the most recent biography please contact Annette Bielmeier