(Born June 18, 1943)
Éva Marton is a Hungarian dramatic soprano, particularly known for her operatic portrayals of Puccini's Turandot, Tosca, and Wagnerian roles.
Eva Marton first sang the title role of Puccini's Turandot at the Vienna State Opera in 1983. Since then she has performed the role over a hundred times- at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Arena di Verona, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington Opera, Opera Company of Boston, Barcelona and Houston Grand Opera. She also performed the role in a stadium performance in Sydney Australia.
She has also portrayed Turandot in no less than six television and video productions, including a Vienna State Opera production directed by Harold Prince, a Metropolitan Opera production directed by Franco Zeffirelli and a production designed by David Hockney filmed at the San Francisco Opera.
Eva Marton has also recorded the role twice, under conductors Lorin Maazel and Roberto Abbado.
Eva Marton's other roles included Isolde in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Kundry in Wagner's Parsifal and a concert version of Giordano's Fedora at the Miskolc Opera Festival.
She played Klytemnestra in Elektra by Richard Strauss at the Deutsche Oper in Düsseldorf, and the Kostelnicka in Jenufa.
For the Metropolitan she was filmed in a performance of Il Trovatore playing Leonora to Luciano Pavarotti's Manrico and the DVD is available today.
She retired from the operatic stage in Feb/March 2008 but sang in Geneva in 2010 in one final performance of Elektra.
Eva Marton is pictured here as Tosca.