Edith Gruberova on stage

15 juillet 1982
01m 32s
Ref. 00119


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During the festival of lyrical art in Aix en Provence, the singer Edith Gruberova performs the second air of the Queen of the night in The Magic Flute by Mozart.

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15 juillet 1982
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Born in Bratislava in 1946, Edita Gruberová studied at the conservatory in that town. This coloratura soprano debuted in 1968 as Rosina inThe Barber of Sevilleby Rossini, then, in 1970, she sang The Queen of the Night in Vienna fromThe Magic Flute.She appeared in Ariadne on Naxos and Arabella by Richard Strauss. She sang under the direction of Herbert von Karajan at the Salzburg festival.

But it was only in 1976 she reached stardom, with a new production ofAriadne on Naxosdirected by Karl Böhm. From there her career went international and she added the roles of coloratura soprano to her repertoire, those of Richard Strauss, Verdi, Offenbach, Mozart, Donizetti, Bellini... She worked with Georg Solti, Riccardo Muti then with Nicolaus Harnoncourt with whom she took on the Mozart roles. Benefitting from a supreme technique, Edita Gruberová is supple and powerful, including in the upper-high range and in singing exercises with an astounding ease. She has featured in filmed operas:Arabella, Cosi fan tutte, and she performed in Lieder recitals. She has announced the end of her career for 2012...

Michel Coupard


Presenter news
Twelfth act now with the return of the Queen of the night. Of such a famous and such a difficult coloratura aria. We have chosen the second part, the more delicate, but also the more subtle. The gem will take place again this evening at the show in Aix-en-Provence.