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    To my shame after listening and watching opera for years i seem to have dodged the wonderful soprano Edita Gruberova.

    Recently i bought a DVD of Lucrezia Borgia filmed in Munich with Bertrand de Billy conducting. I was blown away by her singing. I have one CD opera recording of her and was never taken with it somehow. I first came across her watching a clip of Roberto Deveroux where she takes her wig off at the end- she does a similar thing in Lucrezia Borgia. No wonder the audience goes crazy for her. Watching her perform and sing she is stunning.

    What should i watch /listen to of Ms Gruberova's next?

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    Gilda !

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    There doesn't seem to be a DVD recording of Lucia di Lammermoor with Gruberova, but there are a couple of CDs. This one is probably the best:

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    Here is also a YouTube clip with her singing the Mad Scene:

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    I have the DG DVD Norma: Excellent singing by this marvelous singer:

    http://www.amazon.com/Bellini-Norma-.../dp/B000JJSRMU

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    Hmm yes i have passed on this DVD of Norma a couple of times. Must hunt it out again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    There doesn't seem to be a DVD recording of Lucia di Lammermoor with Gruberova, but there are a couple of CDs. This one is probably the best:

    2482797.jpg

    Here is also a YouTube clip with her singing the Mad Scene:

    Wow - amazin. new to me....gonna hunt around for more for her voice. Thanks.
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    Another role she has frequently sung (and recorded) is the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. I have this CD recording:

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    There is also another CD recording available (both covers are shown):

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    And a DVD:

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    Here is a video of her singing "Der Hölle Rache:"


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    That Queen of the Night clip is great, although I can't take her seriously when she starts losing her necklace.

    On a much happier note:


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