Eva Martón

Biography

Born: June 18, 1943; Budapest, Hungary  
Hungarian soprano Eva Marton has enjoyed a highly successful career on the world's leading operatic stages since the late '60s. With her powerful, attractive voice she has managed to score numerous successes in the Italian spinto roles of Verdi and Puccini, the heftier roles of Wagner and Richard Strauss, and the more delicate but equally demanding ones of Mozart. She has also performed songs by Mahler, Liszt, and Schoenberg, generally to Read more critical acclaim.

Marton was born in Budapest, Hungary, on June 18, 1943. She studied voice at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and quickly ascended into the higher circles of the operatic world. Her major debut took place at the 1967 Margareten Island Festival (Budapest) as Kate Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. In 1968 she made a successful debut at the Hungarian State Opera in Rimsky-Korsakov's Le Coq d'Or as the Queen of Shemakha.

During her five years (1968-1972) at the Hungarian State Opera she sang a variety of roles, including Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze de Figaro and Rodelinda in Handel's Rodelinda. In 1972, at the behest of conductor Christoph von Dohnányi, she debuted at the Frankfurt Opera as Countess Almaviva. While serving for five seasons in Frankfurt, she debuted at the Vienna State Opera as Tosca (1973) to critical acclaim.

She scored another success in her debut at the Met in 1976 as Eva in Wagner's Die Meistersinger. In 1977, shortly after leaving the Frankfurt Opera, she joined the Hamburg State Opera where she received acclaim as the Empress in Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten. Her highly praised La Scala debut took place the following year when she sang Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore.

In the 1980s and 1990s her further successes included several at the Salzburg Festival: Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio (1982); Elektra in Strauss' Elektra (1989); and the Dyer's Wife in Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten. She debuted at Covent Garden during this period as Puccini's Turandot (1987) and returned there in 1994 as Elektra. Marton has a special affinity for the role of Turandot, having sung it on-stage nearly 200 times.

Her Tosca performances at the Met in 1999 and her Kundry portrayal in Wagner's Parsifal in 2001 productions in Lisbon and Barcelona all met with notable success. Marton has appeared on numerous CD and DVD opera and song recordings on several major labels. Read less
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    Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88985328992 Release Date: 10/28/2016   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Daniel Barenboim,  Jane Eaglen,  Yuri Gandelsman,  Daniel Stabrawa  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Catalani: La Wally / Titus, Steinberg, Munich Radio Orchestra
    Label: Eurodisc   Catalog: 88875194872 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alfredo Catalani
    Performer:  Eva Martón,  Francesco Ellero d'Artegna,  Alan Titus,  Francisco Araiza
    Conductor:  Pinchas Steinberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Beethoven: Fidelio / Maazel, Marton, Watson, King, Adam, Salzburg 1983
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 908152 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Lillian Watson,  Eva Martón,  James King,  Theo Adam
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Domingo at the Met [Anniversary Edition]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 303160 Release Date: 05/06/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Amilcare Ponchielli,  Pietro Mascagni  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  David [Tenor Vocal] Hamilton,  Allan Glassman,  Paul Plishka  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin,  Giuseppe Patané,  Giuseppe Sinopoli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 5.
    Sir Colin Davis - The Complete RCA Legacy
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 300607 Release Date: 04/15/2014   Number of Discs: 51
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Jan-Hendrik Rootering,  Barbara Fleckenstein,  Ben Heppner,  Heinrich Weber  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus  ... 
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  • 6.
    Strauss: The Great Operas
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 3179923 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 22
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Gerd Nienstedt,  José van Dam,  Agnes Baltsa,  Horst Nitsche  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Rudolf Kempe,  Marek Janowski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus  ... 
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    Schoenberg: Gurre-lieder / Mehta, Lakes, Marton, Quivar, New York Philharmonic
    Label: Newton Classics   Catalog: 8802190 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Florence Quivar,  Eva Martón,  Hans Hotter,  Jon Garrison  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Choral Artists,  New York Philharmonic
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    Voices Of German Opera
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 40497 Release Date: 07/31/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Heinrich Marschner  ... 
    Performer:  Natalie Dessay,  Edda Moser,  Kurt Moll,  Walter Berry  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Langrée,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Berislav Klobucar,  Rudolf Moralt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Berlin Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    100 Best Soprano Arias
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 828662 Release Date: 11/01/2011   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Henry Purcell,  Jean-Philippe Rameau  ... 
    Performer:  Nancy Argenta,  Crispian Steele-Perkins,  Gudrun Jahn,  Barbara Hendricks  ... 
    Conductor:  Gyorgy Fischer,  Kirk Trevor,  Louis Langrée,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Paris National Opera Orchestra  ... 
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    Strauss: Elektra / Sawallisch, Studer, Lipovsek, Marton
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 40779 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Caroline Maria Petrig,  Eva Martón,  Birgit Calm,  Shirley Close  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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    Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Marton, Ramey, Patane
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 44556 Release Date: 10/01/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Amilcare Ponchielli
    Performer:  Gábor Kállay,  János Tóth,  Tamas Bátor,  Anne Gjevang  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Opera Chorus,  Hungarian State Orchestra
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    50 Best Opera
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 57531 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Richard Wagner,  Richard Strauss,  Gustave Charpentier  ... 
    Performer:  Cornelius Hauptmann,  Margareta Lilowa,  Carolyn Watkinson,  Ursula Kunz  ... 
    Conductor:  Roger Norrington,  Bernard Haitink,  Rafael Kubelik,  Peter Schneider  ... 
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    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Maazel, Vienna Philharmonic
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 38667 Release Date: 03/22/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Eva Martón
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala (1983)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001326309 Release Date: 09/15/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Claude Debussy,  Umberto Giordano  ... 
    Performer:  Grace Bumbry,  Renato Bruson,  Ileana Cotrubas,  Montserrat Caballé  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine,  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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    Wagner: Siegfried / Haitink, Jerusalem, Marton, Morris
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54290 Release Date: 08/07/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Jadwiga Rappé,  Siegfried Jerusalem,  Peter Haage,  James Morris  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Wagner: Die Walkure Highlights / Haitink, Marton, Morris
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54328 Release Date: 07/22/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Eva Martón,  James Morris,  Carolyn Watkinson,  Margarita Lilowa  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Jose Carreras - Concert Collection
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4462 Release Date: 06/30/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Various
    Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas,  Leo Nucci,  Montserrat Caballé,  Eva Martón  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Franci,  José Collado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
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    Puccini: Turandot / Marton, Sylvester, Runnicles
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 100089 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Eva Martón,  Lucia Mazzaria,  Michael Sylvester,  Kevin Langan  ... 
    Conductor:  Donald Runnicles
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra,  San Francisco Opera Chorus
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    Schoenberg: Gurre-lieder / Mehta, Lakes, Marton, Quivar
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 48077 Release Date: 03/05/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Eva Martón,  Florence Quivar,  Hans Hotter,  Jon Garrison  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  New York Choral Artists
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    Highlights From Arena Di Verona - Favorite Opera Arias
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4441 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Nicola Martinucci,  Ghena Dimitrova,  Rosalind Plowright,  Vladimir Atlantov  ... 
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    Albeniz: Merlin / Wilson-Johnson, Marton, Vaness, de Eusebio
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 888 Release Date: 01/27/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz
    Performer:  David Wilson-Johnson,  Eva Martón,  Carol Vaness,  Stuart Skelton
    Conductor:  José De Eusebio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus,  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Wagner: The Ring (Highlights) / Haitink, Bavarian Rso, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics For Pleasure   Catalog: 28377 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Eva Martón,  Johannes Ritzkowsky,  Siegfried Jerusalem,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Strauss: Salome / Mehta, Marton, Zednik, Weikl, Fassbaender
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 46717 Release Date: 08/06/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Heinz Zednik,  Bernd Weikl,  Keith Lewis  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Boito: Mefistofele / Patané, Ramey, Domingo, Martón
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 44983 Release Date: 06/27/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arrigo Boito
    Performer:  Samuel Ramey,  Sergio Tedesco,  Eva Farkas,  Tamara Takács  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra,  Hungarian State Opera Chorus
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    Catalani: La Wally / Steinberg, Marton, Titus, Araiza
    Label: Eurodisc   Catalog: 69073 Release Date: 06/25/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alfredo Catalani
    Performer:  Eva Martón,  Francesco Ellero d'Artegna,  Alan Titus,  Francisco Araiza
    Conductor:  Pinchas Steinberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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