Soprano receives hour-long Munich ovation

Soprano receives hour-long Munich ovation


norman lebrecht

July 06, 2018

Edita Gruberova, singing in Munich for the 50th consecutive year, was overwhelmed by bravas and flowers.

Review here.

Ms Gruberova, 71, will be back next year.

Photo: Wilfried Hösl/Bavarian State Opera



  • Caravaggio says:

    Let’s keep it at that sometimes it is preferable to remain silent.

  • Olassus says:

    Indeed she has two staged performances next March of Donizetti’s Elisabetta, when she will be 72.

    Slipped Disc readers may recall a public fuss she made at least four seasons ago when Bavarian State Opera had apparently finally “retired” her. The unseemly crying rallied her supporters and the company caved — in a perfect artistic parallel to the winning antics of a certain U.S. politician.

    • Nik says:

      Ah yes, Gruberova is Trump, also Trump is Hitler, therefore Gruberova must be Hitler. Makes perfect sense.

  • Bruce says:

    Clearly the audience there loves her and wants to keep hearing her. Nobody’s forcing them to buy tickets.

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    She deserves it.


  • barry guerrero says:

    Being a card carrying member of the International Mahler Conspiracy, I’m posting Gruberova’s performance of the fourth movement from Mahler’s 4th symphony. Although her diction isn’t the clearest, she sings this beautifully – almost in a boy like manner. Sinopoli conducts the Philharmonia (DG)

  • lori says:

    She is very loved. We were lucky to happen upon her sole performance in Roberto Devereux last summer in Budapest. A little sandy at the outset but blossomed into a stunning performance.