The ultimate 101 course on how to handle fame and success The ultimate 101 course on how to handle fame and success

Artistic temperament she had, but not including self-centered megalomania.  She was one of the most fully human individuals I have ever known.

on February 26, 2022 at 10:35 AM
Close as pages in a book Close as pages in a book

I had no idea whatsoever of the reality of the life of this strong, vibrant woman I had gotten to know, the traumas she suffered; the extent and the horror of her experiences was all very surreal to me.

on December 24, 2021 at 10:43 AM
Star quality Star quality

The 1990s effectively signaled a new phase in Edita Gruberova‘s career with her undertaking more demanding, heavier roles, while still essaying Zerbinetta and Lucia.

on December 13, 2021 at 3:26 PM
Out of the repast Out of the repast

The entire dinner was spent discussing conductors.

on December 08, 2021 at 2:53 PM
Suspended in time Suspended in time

You know in some of those old Jeanette MacDonald movies where she plays a prima donna and receives applause in a public setting? That’s just what happened when the three of us walked into that restaurant, one patron calling out “Brava!”

on November 30, 2021 at 11:52 AM
An idea so bold and crazy An idea so bold and crazy

I proposed to Edita that we turn my 20-page paper into a book, a musical biography.

on November 23, 2021 at 12:53 PM
A life-changing LP A life-changing LP

I never fathomed I’d be writing words as these this soon.

on November 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Lucrezia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia

In tribute to Edita Gruberova, a 2010 performance of one of her favorite later-career vehicles, Lucrezia Borgia.

on October 24, 2021 at 11:29 AM
Edita Gruberova 1946-2021 Edita Gruberova 1946-2021

The Slovak soprano, whose career spanned more than 50 years, died yesterday in Zurich. She was 74.

on October 19, 2021 at 7:45 AM
Queen Bee Queen Bee

Happy 73rd birthday soprano Edita Gruberova.

on December 23, 2019 at 8:21 AM
Königin par excellence! Königin par excellence!

Happy 72nd birthday soprano Edita Gruberova.

on December 23, 2018 at 12:46 PM
Being alive Being alive

Orfeo’s  latest edition is a 1978 performance of Lucia di Lammermoor with a very estimable cast that on its surface may seem a tad mundane but the extensive liner notes (with performance photos) tell the story of why it held such magic.

on September 04, 2018 at 9:00 AM
The trouble with Norma The trouble with Norma

If one looks at trends in the last 40 or so years, the most successful Normas are mainly those who’ve made not just bel canto, but Bellini as a mainstay in their repertoire.

on April 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM
The priestess with the mostest The priestess with the mostest

Edita Gruberova takes on the requirements of the title role in Bellini’s Norma.

on April 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Elements of style Elements of style

Edita Gruberova essentially revived and propagated the bel canto repertoire in central Europe, specifically in the German-speaking countries.

on April 05, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Laughing song Laughing song

It can be confidently asserted that Edita Gruberova is one opera’s most gifted comediennes. 

on March 28, 2018 at 11:58 AM
Sie ist eine Meisterin im Improvisieren! Sie ist eine Meisterin im Improvisieren!

No 50th anniversary career tribute would be complete without covering Edita Gruberova’s legendary status as the premier Zerbinetta of her long reign in the role!

on March 20, 2018 at 1:26 PM
Königin of Mozart Königin of Mozart

The third installment of my 50th anniversary tribute to Edita Gruberova was impossible to narrow down to one selection.

on March 10, 2018 at 7:47 AM
The first time ever I heard her voice The first time ever I heard her voice

The Summer of 1983 is when “it” happened.

on February 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Sì bella, sì pura, del ciel creatura Sì bella, sì pura, del ciel creatura

In observance of Edita’s Gruberova’s 50th anniversary in opera, I would like to offer a series of commentaries, over successive days, of my favorite performances.

on February 19, 2018 at 11:51 AM
Roberto Devereux: Tragedy Mirrored Roberto Devereux: Tragedy Mirrored

By the time Roberto Devereux saw its premiere at Napoli’s Teatro San Carlo on 29 October, 1837, Gaetano Donizetti had lost, in an 18-month time frame, both his parents, two still-born children, and his beloved wife Virginia.

on March 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Strange music 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.

on February 17, 2013 at 5:35 PM