Personality profile

Photo: Lucia Popp

Lucia Popp

12 Nov 1939 Záhorská Ves – 16 Nov 1993 Mníchov

classical music
soprano

Bio

Bio

1961 - 1963
study at Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava (singing - Anna Hrušovská)
from 1963
member of the State Opera in Vienna (debut in the role of Queen of the Night), later also member of the opera ensemble in Köln and as guest on leading opera stages
1966
debut in Covent Garden
1967
debut in Metropolitan Opera
1989
member of the State Opera in Vienna
post-1989
return visits to Slovakia as a performer

She was a regular guest at important opera stages (La Scala in Milan, Covent Garden in London, in Zurichu, at the Metropolitan Opere in New York etc.) and at many prestigious festivals. She collaborated with the best-known conductors of our time, such as Herbert von Karajan, Leonardo Bernstein etc. She was a sought-after performer for concert and chamber singing.

There is a yearly concert in Bratislava in her honour, “Hommage a Lucia Popp”.

Bibliography

  • Bleha, Peter - Dadíková, Natália : O Lucii Popp s Editou Gruberovou, Evou Blahovou a Gabrielou Beňačkovou
    2017 In: www.operaplus.cz/lucii-popp-editou-gruberovou-evou-blahovou-gabrielou-benackovou/?pa=1
    Opera Plus 2017
  • Juhanová, Dáša: Vo Viedenskej štátnej opere slávnostne odhalili bustu Lucie Poppovej
    2017 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/vo-viedenskej-statnej-opere-slavnostne-odhalili-bustu-lucie-poppovej/
    Opera Slovakia 2017
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Zlaté hlasy slovenské opery: Lucia Poppová
    2014 In: www.operaplus.cz/zlate-hlasy-slovenske-opery-lucia-poppova/
    Opera Plus 2014
  • Unger, Pavel: Operný zápisník : Nezabúdajme na našich velikánov
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 1-2, p. 38
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Lucia Popp – sopranistka : Hviezda padá nahor
    2014 Zlaté hlasy, Perfekt, Bratislava 2014, p. 79 – 88
  • Spievala aj anglickej kráľovnej
    2009 SME 2009, p. 23
  • Blahynka, Miloslav: Odkaz Lucie Poppovej
    1996 Pravda 1996, p. 7
  • Jurík, Marián: CD recenzie – zo zahraničia : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Opernarien : Lucia Poppová
    1996 Hudobný život 1996, p. 7
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Spomienka na Luciu
    2003 Hudobný život 2003, no. 4, p. 21
  • Pokorný, Juraj: Lucia Poppová : Spevácka hviezda, žiara ktorej nezhasína...
    1996 Eurotelevízia 1996, no. 13, p. 49
  • Books
  • Tamussino, Ursula: Spomienky na Luciu Popp
    2008 Slovart 2008

Awards


  • 2016

  • 1997


Gallery

  • Photo: Lucia Popp Lucia Popp
    Hermann Prey (baritone, Germany), Lucia Popp (soprano)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia


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