Soprano Edita Gruberová wins Karajan Music Prize 2013
7 March 2013, Baden-Baden, Germany
Edita Gruberová(Photo: Andreas Klingenberg)
The Slovakian soprano Edita Gruberová has been named as the recipient of this year’s Herbert von Karajan Music Prize. The Prize, worth €50,000, is presented annually by the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
Announcing the award, Festspielehaus general director Andreas Mölich-Zebhauser said: ‘To this day, Edita Gruberová remains the undisputed "Queen of Bel Canto". No coloratura is too difficult for her, she prepares painstakingly for major roles, and she is so careful with her voice that she should be a role model for all singers.’
Edita Gruberová will acknowledge her award with a special performance of Lieder and opera arias at the Festspielehaus Baden-Baden on 29 November 2013.