(Born New York USA, 1966)
Andrea Gruber is an award winning dramatic soprano, recognised for her interpretations of roles in the works of Puccini, Verdi and Wagner.
Her career became seriously affected by her addiction to painkillers and prescription drugs.
In 1995 after a disastrous "Aida" at the Metropolitan in New York, she was dismissed but returned in 1999 after a period of rehabilitation to perform in Nabucco and Turandot.
She now lives in Manhattan.
Here, Andrea Gruber is pictured as Turandot in the Franco Zefferelli production at the Metropolitan Opera New York.