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EDITA GRUBEROVA 1946-2021 in memoriam by Sonia van der Graaf

EDITA GRUBEROVA 1946-2021 Legendary Slovak Soprano, Edita Gruberova was born on December 23, 1946 in Bratislava, then part of Czechoslovakia, and died on October 18, 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland. A brilliant career, she conquered the world in a few years with unforgettable roles. The beginning in life is difficult but that allowed her not to […]

Il Trovatore Zurich October 24, 2021 Beczala Rebeka Kelsey

IL TROVATORE by Giuseppe Verdi Opernhaus Zürich, October 24, 2021 Luna Quinn Kelsey Leonora Marina Rebeka Azucena Agnieszka Rehlis Manrico Piotr Beczała Ferrando Robert Pomakov Ines Bożena Bujnicka Ruiz Omer Kobiljak Conductor Gianandrea Noseda Director Adele Thomas Stage and Costume Design Annemarie Woods Lighting Design Franck Evin Chorus Master Janko Kastelic Choreography Emma Woods This […]

A Wonderful Opera Day in Zurich with Salome and Tosca

A Wonderful Opera Day in Zurich with Salome and Tosca Like all opera houses worldwide Zurich Opera got hit by the pandemic in March 2020. They tried to still have some performance with a reduced audience and they employed some very innovative techniques. The orchestra and chorus were placed in a rehearsal hall some hundred […]

Opera and Animated Movies – an Overview

Opera and Animated Movies – an Overview I already explored the great relationship of opera and movies in several blogs. But there is a very interesting special case: Opera and Animated Movies. It seems that animators are often attracted to opera, opera music and opera stories. There are very few complete operas which have been […]


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