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Edita Gruberová (1946-2021) was born and subsequently trained in Bratislava, Slovakia, then part of the former Czechoslovakia.
This illustrated talk by Ross Alley will trace her development as a singer from her Bratislava operatic debut as Rosina in The Barber of Seville and discuss the roles she undertook, ranging from the humorous to the dramatic and tragic, which were enhanced by her commanding stage presence and acting ability.
David Patrick Stearnes wrote in his obituary for Gramophone magazine “no modern lyric-coloratura soprano had so much high-quality vocal mileage as Edita Gruberová”.
Ross Alley was for many years a music lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has also given numerous guest lectures at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Wigmore Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham and various music societies.
Free for BCSA and Dvořák Society members, non-members £10, full-time students £5. To register see Eventbrite link below.
This event is organised jointly with The Dvořák Society. Light refreshments will be served.
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