Edita Gruberova, in a performance at the Liceu. There is always speculation, research and theorizing regarding suitable formulas to preserve and expand audiences as specific as those of classical music and opera. But one of the key factors is undoubtedly the talent of the performers. Nothing better than a big star to create fans. Edita Gruberova demonstrated this on stage, standing out above all at the Vienna Opera, in Munich, in Zurich or at the Barcelona Liceu, with whose audience he had an idyll for four decades. The legendary soprano from Bratislava (Slovakia), considered ‘the queen of coloratura’ and one of the most applauded defenders of romantic ‘bel canto’, died on Monday, October 18 in Zurich, as announced by the artist’s family through a statement issued by the singer’s agency.