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Eva Marton


Hungarian soprano Eva Marton has enjoyed an extremely successful career for the world’s leading operatic stages because the past due ’60s. With her effective, attractive voice she’s managed to rating numerous successes within the Italian spinto assignments of Verdi and Puccini, the heftier assignments of Wagner and Richard Strauss, as well as the even more delicate but similarly demanding types of Mozart. She’s also performed music by Mahler, Liszt, and Schoenberg, generally to vital acclaim. Marton was created in Budapest, Hungary, on June 18, 1943. She examined voice on the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and quickly ascended in to the higher circles from the operatic globe. Her main debut occurred on the 1967 Margareten Isle Celebration (Budapest) as Kate Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. In 1968 she produced an effective debut on the Hungarian Condition Opera in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Le Coq d’Or because the Queen of Shemakha. During her five years (1968-1972) on the Hungarian Condition Opera she sang a number of assignments, including Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze de Figaro and Rodelinda in Handel’s Rodelinda. In 1972, on the behest of conductor Christoph von Dohnányi, she debuted on the Frankfurt Opera as Countess Almaviva. While portion for five periods in Frankfurt, she debuted on the Vienna Condition Opera as Tosca (1973) to vital acclaim. She have scored another achievement in her debut on the Met in 1976 as Eva in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger. In 1977, soon after departing the Frankfurt Opera, she became a member of the Hamburg Condition Opera where she received acclaim because the Empress in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten. Her extremely praised La Scala debut occurred the following calendar year when she sang Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Within the 1980s and 1990s her further successes included many on the Salzburg Celebration: Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio (1982); Elektra in Strauss’ Elektra (1989); as well as the Dyer’s Wife in Strauss’ Pass away Frau ohne Schatten. She debuted at Covent Backyard during this time period as Puccini’s Turandot (1987) and came back there in 1994 as Elektra. Marton includes a particular affinity for the function of Turandot, having sung it on-stage almost 200 moments. Her Tosca shows on the Met in 1999 and her Kundry portrayal in Wagner’s Parsifal in 2001 productions in Lisbon and Barcelona all fulfilled with notable achievement. Marton has made an appearance on numerous Disc opera and tune recordings on many major labels.

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Full Name Éva Marton
Profession Actor, Teacher, Opera Singer
Education Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest
Nationality Hungarian
Spouse Zoltan Marton
Children Marton Diana, Marton Zoltán
Awards Kossuth Prize
Music Songs Turandot: "In questa reggia", La bohème: "Mi chiamano Mimì", Tosca: "Vissi d'arte", Tu che di gel sei cinta, Vissi d'arte from Act II of Tosca, Casa mia, casa mia, Canto d'anime, Avanti, Urania! : Avanti, Urania!, Inno a Diana, E l'uccellino, "Ninna-Nanna", Salve del ciel Regina, Sole e amore : Sole e amore, Terra e mare : Terra e mare, Storiella d'amore : Storiella d'amore, Gianni Schicchi O mio babbino caro : Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro, Mi chiamano Mimi from La bohème, In questa reggia from Act II of Turandot, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 : A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61, Act II: Bunte Schlangen, zweigezungt!, Die Legende von der heiligen Elisabeth, S2/R477: Part I: Frohliche Spiele. Willkommen die liebliche Braut, Tutto che il mondo serra, Tosca: Act III: Ah! Franchigia a Floria Tosca, Missa Sancti Aloysii: Kyrie, La forza del destino: Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio!, 6 Orchester-Lieder, Op. 8: No. 1. Natur, Missa Sancti Aloysii: Credo, Inno a Roma, Tosca: Tosca, Act II: Vissi d'arte, Missa Sancti Aloysii: Gloria, Tosca: Act II: Vissi d'arte, Tosca: Act I: Dammi i colori! - Recondita armonia, Tosca: Non la sospiri, Tosca: Act III: Io de sospiri
Albums La Wally, Bluebeard's Castle (Hungarian State Orchestra feat. conductor: Adam Fischer), Marton, Eva: Lieder by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy With Harp Ensemble, Die Walküre, Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Cond. Bernhard Haitink, Worsk by Zemlinsky, Schoenberg, Korngold, Marton, Eva: Soprano Arias and Opera Excerpts - Live in Concert 1988, Kalman, E.: Csardasfurstin (Die) / Kaiserin Josephine / Grafin Mariza, Marton, Eva: Liecder by Zemlinsky, Schoenberg, Schreker and Korngold, Elektra, La fanciulla del West, Bottesini: Works for Double Bass, Vol. 3, Marton, Eva: Christmas With Eva Marton, Tosca (Opera Highlights), Götterdämmerung (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan), Puccini Heroines, Eva Marton: The 1971-77 Recordings
Nominations Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Movies Puccini: Tosca (Arena di Verona), Richard Strauss: Elektra, Bánk bán, Australian Opera Favorites, La Gioconda, Andrea Chénier, Highlights from Arena di Verona, Highlights from La Scala, Janacek: Jenufa, Opera Hits, Tannhauser: Wagner: Metropolitan Opera, Puccini: Turandot (San Francisco Opera)

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Jenufa 2005 TV Movie Kostelnicka
Merlin by Isaac Albéniz 2004 TV Movie Morgan le Fey
Bánk bán 2002 Gertrúd (as Marton Éva)
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Turandot
Die Frau ohne Schatten 1992 TV Movie Sein Weib
Elektra 1989 TV Movie Elektra
The Metropolitan Opera Presents 1982-1988 TV Series Leonora / Elisabeth
Turandot 1987 TV Movie Turandot
La Gioconda 1986 TV Movie Gioconda
Lohengrin 1986 TV Movie Elsa
Andrea Chénier 1985/II TV Movie Maddalena di Coigny
Tosca 1984 TV Movie Floria Tosca
Turandot 1983/II TV Movie Turandot, chinesische Prinzessin



Merlin by Isaac Albéniz 2004 TV Movie performer: "Merlin, opera in three acts"
Faithful 1996 performer: "Vissi D'Arte"
Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even 1992 performer: "La Wally"
Reversal of Fortune 1990 performer: "TRISTAN UND ISOLDE"
Weekend at Bernie's 1989 "VISSI D'ARTE, VISSI D'AMORE"



The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala 1983 TV Special Herself

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