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Libuše Márová (Mezzo-soprano, Contralto)

Born: December 24, 1943 - Sušice (Schüttenhofen, ČSSR) or Czechlovakia

The Czech mezzo-soprano (and contralto), Libuše Márová, was trained at the Music Academy of Prague by Premysl Koci, Joséf Frydl, Stapánka Stepánová and Michael Zabejda.

Libuše Márová made her stage debut in 1965 at the Opera House of Plzen (Pilsen) as Azucena in Il Trovatore. From 1969 she was engaged at the National Theatre of Prague, where she had a great career. Abroad she appeared at the Comic Opera Berlin (as Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera by Verdi and as Dulcinée in Don Quichotte by Massenet), in Amsterdam, at the Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels, at the opera houses of Oslo and Bordeaux and at the Edinburgh Festival. She belonged also to the prominent Czech concert singers of her generation. On the stage she preferably took over the dramatic roles which wre suitable to her voice, whereby she impressed also as an actress. She earned artist of the USSR.

Recordings: Supraphon (Zuzana Vojírová by von Jirvi Pauer, Martínka in Der Kuß by Smetana, Die Braut von Messina by Z. Fibich, Ausflüge des Herrn Broucvek by Janácek, Im Brunnen by Blodek, Eva by Foerster; Arias and Lieder), Decca (Katja Kabanova by Janácek), Soli Deo gloria (Bach Cantatas), Aris (8th Synphony by Gustav Mahler).


Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (August 2001)
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Aryeh Oron (August 2001); Manfred Krugmann (Photos 02-05, July 2011)

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