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Eva Marton

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Éva Marton (born June 18, 1943, Budapest) is a Hungarian dramatic soprano, particularly known for her operatic portrayals of Puccini’s Turandot and Tosca, and Wagnerian roles.

Vocal training and early years

Marton studied voice at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. She made her professional debut as Kate Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at Hungary’s Margareten Island summer festival. At the Hungarian State Opera, she made her debut as Queen of Shemaka in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Le Coq d’Or in 1968.

In 1972, she was invited by Christoph von Dohnányi to make her debut as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Frankfurt Opera. That same year, she sang Matilde in Rossini’s Guglielmo Tell in Florence, conducted by Riccardo Muti. She also returned to Budapest to sing Odabella in Verdi’s Attila. In 1973, Marton made her debut at the Vienna State Opera in Puccini’s Tosca. In 1977, she sang at the Hamburg State Opera, in the role of the Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten, and made her San Francisco Opera debut in the title role of Verdi’s Aida. In 1978, Marton made her debut at La Scala in Milan as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. She debuted at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1979 as Maddalena in Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier.

In 1981, she performed at the Munich Opera Festival in the title role of Die ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting. She sang the role of Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio in 1982 and 1983, both performances conducted by Lorin Maazel.

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