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

Verdi: Rigoletto / Chailly, Wixell, Pavarotti, Gruberova
Release Date: 07/29/2014   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002092259   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 26.
    Verdi: Don Carlo (Highlights) / Karajan, Carreras, Freni, Ghiaurov, Raimondi
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 29037 Release Date: 02/07/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  José Carreras,  Mirella Freni,  Nicolai Ghiaurov,  Agnes Baltsa  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
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  • 27.
    Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia / Gruberova, De Billy [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2072454 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Steven Humes,  Alice Coote,  Franco Vassallo,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
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  • 28.
    Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos / Bohm, Kunz, Berry, Baltsa, Janowitz, Gruberova
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 817112 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Walter Berry,  Agnes Baltsa,  Erich Kunz  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Böhm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
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  • 29.
    Verdi: La Traviata / Krips, Cotrubas, Gedda, Gruberova, MacNeil, Loose, Vienna State Opera Orchestra
    Label: Orfeo D'or   Catalog: 816112 Release Date: 11/22/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Cornell MacNeil,  Nicolai Gedda,  Emmy Loose,  Ileana Cotrubas  ... 
    Conductor:  Josef Krips
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
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  • 30.
    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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  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    Best Soprano Arias 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 80442 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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor Highlights / Gruberova, Kraus, Rescigno
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94870 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Alfredo Kraus,  Renato Bruson,  Robert Lloyd
    Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 37.
    Love Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 82159 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Nicolai Gedda,  Mirella Freni,  José Carreras,  Alfredo Kraus  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Schippers,  Herbert von Karajan,  Nicola Rescigno,  Bruno Bartoletti  ... 
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  • 38.
    Mozart: The Magic Flute (Highlights) /Haitink, Popp, Gruberova, Jerusalem
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94887 Release Date: 06/21/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Wolfgang Brendel,  Siegfried Jerusalem,  Edita Gruberova,  Lucia Popp  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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  • 39.
    The Power & The Glory: Choral Masterpieces
    Label: Warner Classics & Jazz   Catalog: 4682508 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Clive Bayley,  Paul Agnew,  Sophie Marin-Degor,  Joseph Cornwell  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Kurt Masur  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants,  Concentus Musicus Wien
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  • 40.
    Gluck: Orfeo & Euridice / Muti, Baltsa, Gruberova, Marshall
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 48270 Release Date: 04/05/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Margaret Marshall,  Agnes Baltsa
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 41.
    Mozart: Die Zauberflote / Levine, Talvela, Gruberova, Schreier, Berry
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107199 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Martti Talvela,  Peter Schreier,  Ileana Cotrubas,  Walter Berry  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 42.
    The Mozart Experience
    Label: Wcj   Catalog: 81002 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Karl Engel,  Joan Rodgers,  Sharon Kam,  Charlotte Margiono  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Ton Koopman,  Leopold Hager,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
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  • 43.
    The Mozart Opera Experience
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 81682 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ann Murray,  Peter Schreier,  Yvonne Kenny,  Thierry Fischer  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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  • 44.
    Bellini: I Capuleti E I Montecchi / Muti, Gruberova, Baltsa
    Label: Emi 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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  • 45.
    Gala Concerts From Vienna, Berlin & Dresden
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2058218 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Richard Strauss,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Johan Botha,  Deborah Polaski,  Falk Struckmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa,  Zubin Mehta,  Christian Thielemann,  Franz Welser-Möst  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    Essential Opera
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 27920 Release Date: 08/24/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Georges Bizet,  Gioachino Rossini,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Nicolai Gedda,  Ernest Blanc,  Thomas Hampson  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  Thomas Schippers,  Pierre Dervaux,  Gianluigi Gelmetti  ... 
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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    Essential Mozart
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 95457 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Leopold Mozart,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Emile Naoumoff,  Stephen Hough,  Andrei Gavrilov,  Sabine Meyer  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Bryden Thomson,  Hans Vonk,  Jeffrey Tate  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna String Sextet Members,  London Symphony Orchestra Wind and Brass Ensemble
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