Personality profile

Photo: Ľubica Orgonášová

Ľubica Orgonášová

22 Jan 1956 Bratislava

classical music
soprano

Bio

Bio

1971 - 1976
Bratislava Conservatory, singing
1976 - 1980
Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava
to 1983
soloist of the State Opera in Banská Bystrica
1983
emigration to Germany (member of Opera in Hagen and in further German opera houses to 1988)
1990
successful Parisian debut in the Mozart opera The Abduction from the Seraglio and subsequent performances in the Viennese Staatsoper, London’s Covent Garden, Opere de Bastille in Paris and opera houses in Munich, Chicago, Rome, Milan, New York, and many others
2010
appearance in Slovakia after almost 30 years (recital in Bratislava Music Festival with a programme from W.A. Mozart’s works)

An exceptional performer particularly of Mozart’s works, she also has works in her repertoire ranging from old music, through Italian romanticism and belcanto, to contemporary music.

She has sung under the baton of leading world conductors and has collaborated with leading European orchestras.

Bibliography

  • Blaho, Vladimír: Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti : Orgonášovej Mozart
    2011 Hudobný život 2011, no. 1-2, p. 11 – 12
  • Unger, Pavel: Ľubica Orgonášová sa vrátila
    2010 Pravda 30.11. 2010, no. 275, p. 39
  • Mojžišová, Michaela: Veľký návrat s Mozartom
    2010 Sme 29.11. 2010, no. 275, p. 14
  • Mojžišová, Michaela: Túžim dotknúť sa každej duše
    2010 Hudobný život 2010, no. 10, p. 19 – 22
  • Horváthová-Čisáriková, Alena: Ľubica Orgonášová: Plakať nie je môj štýl (rozhovor)
    2010 časopis Slovenka 4. 11. 2010
  • Veber, Petr: Luba Orgonasova exkluzivně pro Harmonii
    2006 Harmonie 2006
  • Jurík, Marián: Favourite soprano arias
    1994 Hudobný život year 26, 1994, no. 21, p. 7
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Ďalšia hviezda zo Slovenska : Sopranistka medzinárodného ohlasu - Ľubica Orgonášová
    1994 Práca 2. 2. 1994, p. 5
  • Groš, M: Chcem čo najviac hrať a spievať
    1979 Smena 12. 7. 1979, p. 6

Discography

  • Photo: HAYDN, J.: Die Schöpfung HAYDN, J.: DIE SCHÖPFUNG
    2016 CD – Decca 00028948303519
    1. Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), John Mark Ainsley (t), Eike Wilm Schulte (bdb), Joan Rodgers (s), Per Vollested (b), Gulbenkian Choir, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen (dir.)
  • Photo: BEETHOVEN, L. van: Christus am Ölberge BEETHOVEN, L. VAN: CHRISTUS AM ÖLBERGE
    2013 CD – HMG501802
    1. Ludwig van Beethoven: Christus am Ölberge
      Plácido Domingo (tenor), Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Andreas Schmidt (bas), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kent Nagano
  • Photo: Great Opera GREAT OPERA
    2012 CD – Naxos 8.501054
    1. Jozef Ábel (t), Miroslav Dvorský (t), Alžbeta Michálková (ms), Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Jozef Špaček (b)
  • Photo: Schubert – Gounod SCHUBERT – GOUNOD
    2011 CD – BR-KLASSIK 900114
    1. Franz Schubert: Messe Nr. 2 in G dur D 167
      Symphony Orchestra of the Bavaria Radio, Choir of the Bavaria Radio, Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Christian Elsner (t), Gustáv Beláček (b), Mariss Jansons (dir.)
    2. Charles Gounod: Cäcilienmesse
      Orchestra of the Bavaria Radio, Choir of the Bavaria Radio, Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Christian Elsner (t), Gustáv Beláček (b), Mariss Jansons (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2009 CD – Ol Trade 1594 001-2
    1. Zdenko Mikula: That Slovak Song
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    2. Zdenko Mikula: Meadow Games
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    3. Ján Cikker: Hej, tri rôčky som zbíjal
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    4. Zdenko Mikula: I Would Sing
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    5. Alexander Moyzes: Cos' Janoško
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    6. Dezider Kardoš: Three Songs from Zemplín Op. 42a
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    7. Štefan Klimo: Trávnice
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    8. Štefan Klimo: To My Dear One
      Eduard Čisár (t), Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    9. Zdenko Mikula: Echo, the Mountain
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    10. Oto Ferenczy: Miešané zbory a capella
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    11. Eugen Suchoň: Blow, Wind ESD 99
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Alžbeta Kubánková (a), Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    12. Eugen Suchoň: As Beautiful You Are ESD 51a
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    13. Claudio Monteverdi: Sfogava con le stelle
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    14. Claudio Monteverdi: Io mi son giovinetta
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    15. Jacob Arcadelt: Il bianco e dolce cigno
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    16. Béla Bartók: Four Slovak Folk Songs for mixed choir and piano
      Lúčnica Choir, Nataša Pappová (pf), Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    17. Antonín Dvořák: Vyběhla bříza
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    18. Eugen Suchoň: About Human ESD 82 – Three Lyrical Songs (Man And Love) – Song About Your Name, You And Me, So Strange)
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    19. Dezider Kardoš: My Native Country Op. 19b
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    20. Ladislav Burlas: Metamorphoses of Beauties
      Lúčnica Choir, Peter Michalica (vn), Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    21. Ivan Hrušovský: Čakanie
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    22. Ivan Hrušovský: Odes – Hymn (for two female choirs and male choir)
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
  • Photo: MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 4 MAHLER, G.: SYMPHONY NO. 4
    2008 CD – RCA Red Seal Records 888880373885
    1. Gustav Mahler: 4. Sinfonie in G-Dur
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), David Zinman (dir.), Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
  • Photo: HAYDN, J.: Mass No. 11, "Nelsonmesse" / Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese HAYDN, J.: MASS NO. 11, "NELSONMESSE" / TE DEUM FOR THE EMPRESS MARIE THERESE
    2007 CD – 825646985777
    1. Joseph Haydn: Missa in angustiis
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Elizabeth von Magnus (ms), Deon van der Walt (t), Alastair Miles (b), Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (dir.)
    2. Joseph Haydn: Te Deum für Kaiserin Marie Therese, Hob. XXIIIc:2
      Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (dir.)
  • Photo: BEETHOVEN, L. van: Missa Solemnis BEETHOVEN, L. VAN: MISSA SOLEMNIS
    2006 CD – Capriccio C67171
    1. Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Birgit Remmert (a), Christian Elsner (tenor), Bjarni Thor Kristinsson (bas), Europa Chor Akademie, Orchestre philharmonique du Luxembourg, Michael Gielen (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2003 CD – Erato 0724354524554
    1. Josef Suk: Epilog
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Ivan Kusnjer (br), Peter Mikuláš (bas), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pešek (dir.)
    2. Josef Suk: Pohádka, op. 16
      Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pešek (dir.)
  • Photo: O mio babbino caro : Famous Soprano Arias from Italian opera O MIO BABBINO CARO : FAMOUS SOPRANO ARIAS FROM ITALIAN OPERA
    2001 CD – Naxos 8.555796
    1. Jozef Ábel (t), Alžbeta Michálková (ms), Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Peter Šubert (br), Róbert Szücs (br), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Photo: HANDEL, G.F.: Rinaldo HANDEL, G.F.: RINALDO
    2000 CD – Decca 00028946708729
    1. Georg Friedrich Händel: Rinaldo
      Cecilia Bartoli (s), David Daniels (kt), Bernarda Fink (ms), Gerald Finley (br), Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Daniel Taylor (kt), The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood (dir.)
  • Photo: BELLINI: La sonnambula BELLINI: LA SONNAMBULA
    1997 CD – Naxos 8.660042-43
    1. Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Raúl Giménez (tenor), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (bas), Groot Omroepkoor, Radio Kamerorkest, Alberto Zedda (dir.)
  • Photo: BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 9, "Choral" BEETHOVEN, L. VAN: SYMPHONY NO. 9, "CHORAL"
    1995 CD – Deutsche Grammophon 00028944707427
    1. Ludwig van Beethoven: Symfónia č. 9
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Anne-Sophie von Otter (a), Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor), Gilles Cachemaille (bas), The Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (dir.)
  • Photo: MOZART, W.A.: Die Entführung aus dem Serail MOZART, W.A.: DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
    1992 CD – Deutsche Grammophon 00028943585729
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
      Hans-Peter Minetti (spk), Stanford Olsen (t), Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Cyndia Sieden (s), Uwe Peper (t), Cornelius Hauptmann (b), The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (dir.)
  • Photo: PUCCINI, G.: La Bohème PUCCINI, G.: LA BOHèME
    1990 CD – Naxos 8.660003-04
    1. Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
      Ľubica Orgonášová (s), Jonathan Welch (t), Fabio Previati (br), Boaz Senator (br), Ivan Urbas (b), Carmen Gonzales (s), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Bratislavský detský zbor, Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Will Humburg (dir.)

Awards

  • Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Vocal Competition, Trnava (SK)
    1975

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Tadeáš Salva: Slovak Concerto Grosso No. 2
    23 Oct
    1981
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Figura (fl), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Sergej Kopčák (b), Ľubica Orgonášová (s)

Gallery

  • Photo: Peter Šubert, Ľubica Orgonášová 1978 Peter Šubert, Ľubica Orgonášová

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Mária Vaňová


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