Gabriela Benackova

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    4. Presto - Allegro assaiGabriela Benackova
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    The Bartered Bride: Act 3, Scene 6, "Oh, what a grief!"Gabriela Benackova
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    Armida, Op. 115: Act 1, Armida's AriaGabriela Benackova
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    Rusalka, Op. 114: Act 1, "O, moon high up in the deep, deep sky"Gabriela Benackova
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    Jenufa: Act 2, Jenufa's PrayerGabriela Benackova

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        While best known for her accomplishments in Czech music, particularly that of Dvor+ík and Smetana, Benackova has performed in nearly all the lirico-spinto soprano roles in the Italian repertoire. She has earned equal praise for her musicianship and vocal beauty, though she is occasionally accused of bringing a non-Italianate coolness to those roles. She has also sung the more lyric Wagner roles, including Eva and Senta. Her opera debut was at the National Theater in Prague, as... Read more

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