Diva, 72, will sing her final opera next weekmain
The Bavarian State Opera has made it known that next week’s performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux will be the last chance to hear Edita Gruberova on any opera stage.
The formidable Slovak coloratura soprano has been a mainstay of Munich and Vienna for just under half a century. Her portrayal of Elisabetta in Christof Loy’s production of Roberto Devereus is one of her career highlights.
Although she sang Queen of the Night at Glyndebourne and the Met, Gruberova never connected with Anglo audiences as she did with German ones.