Edita Gruberova

Biography

Born: December 23, 1946  
Edita Gruberová is a coloratura soprano, best known for her performances of Mozart and Strauss operas, but also strongly identified with the bel canto revival. She studied in her hometown of Bratislava, and then in Vienna and Prague, finally making her professional debut as Rosina in Rossini's 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 Read more 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 Karajan), and the Metropolitan Opera (1977, again as Mozart's Queen). 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. As of 2004, Gruberová was still pursuing a full schedule of operatic and concert appearances.
Other Mozart roles that Gruberová is strongly associated with include Constanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and, somewhat surprisingly, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni -- 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 and Anna Bolena, Rossini's Semiramide, and Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi have figured prominently in her success. Read less
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  • 26.
    Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel / Davis, Bonney, Gruberova, Oelze, Murray
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001614702 Release Date: 11/21/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck
    Performer:  Christiane Oelze,  Barbara Bonney,  Franz Grundheber,  Dame Gwyneth Jones  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
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  • 27.
    Best Of Operetta - La Belle Helčne, Die Fledermaus, Die Lustige Witwe
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107509 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Franz Lehár
    Performer:  François Le Roux,  Felicity Lott,  Michel Sénéchal,  Yann Beuron  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski,  Theodor Guschlbauer,  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 28.
    Bellini: I Puritani / Gruberova, Gorny, Haider
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107267 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
    Performer:  José Bros,  Konstantin Gorny,  Edita Gruberova,  Simón Orfila  ... 
    Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
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  • 29.
    Magic Moments Of Opera
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107515 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Isobel Buchanan,  Placido Domingo,  Elena Obraztsova,  Yuri Mazurok  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber,  Theodor Guschlbauer,  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Paris National Opera Chorus  ... 
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  • 30.
    Bellini: I Capuleti E I Montecchi / Muti, Gruberova, Baltsa
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 40637 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Agnes Baltsa,  Dano Raffanti,  John Tomlinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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  • 31.
    Mendelssohn: Complete Symphonies / Dohnanyi, Vienna Philharmonic [4-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001480002 Release Date: 10/19/2010   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Josef Böch,  Edita Gruberova,  Sona Ghazarian,  Horst Laubenthal  ... 
    Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Singverein
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  • 32.
    Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus / Popp, Gruberova, Fassbaender
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107153 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Lucia Popp,  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Bernd Weikl  ... 
    Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
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  • 33.
    Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera / Abbado, Domingo, Ricciarelli
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 415685 Release Date: 05/13/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Antonio Savastano,  Giovanni Foiani,  Ruggero Raimondi,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
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  • 34.
    Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia / Gruberova, De Billy
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2072458 Release Date: 11/17/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Franco Vassallo,  Alice Coote,  Steven Humes  ... 
    Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Orchestra
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  • 35.
    Mozart At The Salzburg Festival - Die Zauberflote, Cosi Fan Tutte, La Clemenza Di Tito
    Label: Tdk   Catalog: 5 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ann Murray,  James Morris,  Margaret Marshall,  Kathleen Battle  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  James Levine,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 36.
    Sinopoli - Mahler: Symphonie No 4
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 437527 Release Date: 05/22/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 37.
    Bach: Cantatas Bwv 51, 82 And 199 / Pommer, Lorenz, Gruberova, Et Al
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 5014 Release Date: 04/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Siegfried Lorenz
    Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann,  Max Pommer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Leipzig New Bach Collegium Musicum
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  • 38.
    Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor / Pritchard, Te Kanawa, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 430207 Release Date: 12/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Edita Gruberova,  Manfred Jungwirth
    Conductor:  John Pritchard,  György Fischer,  István Kertész
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Haydn Orchestra
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  • 39.
    Prima Donna - Leading Ladies Of Opera
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4385 Release Date: 07/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Richard Strauss,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Shirley Verrett,  Catherine Malfitano,  Elizabeth Collier  ... 
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  • 40.
    Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos / Böhm, Janowitz, Kollo
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001038409 Release Date: 01/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Trudeliese Schmidt,  Gundula Janowitz,  René Kollo  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Böhm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 41.
    Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos / Price, Kollo, Sir Georg Solti
    Label: London/Decca Grand Opera Series   Catalog: 430384 Release Date: 12/27/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Leontyne Price,  Walter Berry,  Manfred Jungwirth,  Gerhard Unger  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 42.
    The # 1 Opera Album Vol 2 / Bartoli, Pavarotti, Price, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000950602 Release Date: 10/09/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Edita Gruberova,  Jon [Tenor Vocals] Vickers,  Elizabeth Harwood  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Sir Georg Solti,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
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  • 43.
    Great Soprano Arias
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 82613 Release Date: 05/22/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Lehár,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giacomo Puccini,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles,  Mirella Freni,  Anna Moffo,  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  René Duclos Chorus,  Munich Radio Orchestra,  Paris National Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 44.
    Bellini: Norma / Haider, Gruberova, Ganassi
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000819209 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
    Performer:  Sonia Ganassi,  Edita Gruberova,  Roberto Scandiuzzi,  Zoran Todorovic
    Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Chorus,  Bavarian State Orchestra
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  • 45.
    Haydn: Die Schopfung / Griffiths, Gruberova, Reiter, Et Al
    Label: Nightingale Classics   Catalog: 1900942 Release Date: 12/05/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Andreas Scheidegger,  Edita Gruberova,  Alfred Reiter
    Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Boys' Choir,  Zurich Chamber Orchestra
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  • 46.
    Impressionen Vol 1
    Label: Nightingale Classics   Catalog: 210892 Release Date: 12/05/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Joanna Borowska,  Gösta Winbergh,  Friedrich Haider,  Charlotte Margiono  ... 
    Conductor:  Friedrich Haider,  Fabio Luisi,  Gustaf Sjökvist,  Rudolf Bibl
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cracow Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 47.
    Mozart: Lieder - Salzburg 1958-1984 / Schreier, Gruberova, Seefried, Donath, Et Al
    Label: Orfeo D'or   Catalog: 709062 Release Date: 11/28/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Jörg Demus,  Peter Schreier,  Klaus Donath,  Helen Donath  ... 
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  • 48.
    Grand Tier - Verdi: Don Carlo / Stein, Corelli, Janowitz
    Label: Opera D'oro   Catalog: 7034 Release Date: 11/14/2006   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Tugomir Franc,  Judith Blegen,  Gundula Janowitz,  Franco Corelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Horst Stein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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  • 49.
    Mozart: Bastien Und Bastienne, Der Schauspieldirektor / Hager, Cotrubas
    Label: Orfeo D'or   Catalog: 705061 Release Date: 10/31/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas,  Thomas Lehrberger,  Peter Van der Bilt,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Leopold Hager
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
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  • 50.
    Donizetti Portraits / Gruberova, Boncompagni, Et Al
    Label: Nightingale Classics   Catalog: 150560 Release Date: 07/25/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova
    Conductor:  Elio Boncompagni
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
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