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Maria Tauberová (nee Proskeová)

(*28. 4. 1911 Vysoké Mýto †16. 1. 2003 Prague)


She was the wife of Jroslav Krombholz, conductor of the National Theatre. She studied music in Vienna, singing in Milan and Prague with Professors L. Ripper and F. Carpi. During the years 1936–73, she was a fundamental personality of the ensemble of the National Theatre in Prague where she studied about fifty roles of classical authors such as Mozart, Verdi, Strauss, Smetana, Dvořák. She also sang in the operas of contemporary music i.e. operas of Pavel Bořkovec, Otakar Ostrčil and Bohuslav Martinů (Julietta in 1963). She has a flexible coloratura soprano and the attractive image. From 1933 to 1935 she played in some films. She guested in many foreign countries and sang in oratorios and song-concerts. She recorded many compositions for Supraphon label and a Radio.