Strange music

Sempiternal soprano Edita Gruberova celebrates her “45th stage anniversary” tomorrow, Monday February 18 with a performance of Alaide in Bellini’s La Straniera live from the Vienna Musikverein. The event will be webcast live on sonostream.tv starting at 1:30 PM New York time.

This date is exactly 45 years to the day since Gruberova made her stage debut as Rosina at the National Theater in Bratislava. Alaide is her most recently added new role. The cast, conducted by Pietro Rizzi, also includes Sonia Ganassi, Jose Bros, and Paolo Gavanelli, In honor of this remarkable career milestone, La Cieca will host a special chat on Monday afternoon.