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Tatiana Monogarova

Tatyiana Monogarova was born in Moscow in 1967. She graduated from Russian Academy of Arts (prof. Tamara Yanko, 1989).

From 1989 till 1991 she worked as a soloist at the Moscow Helicon Opera. From 1991 till 2001 she was a soloist of the Moscow Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre.

The singer's voice and her appearance, which might impose the images of Renaissance, reflect her deep and refined personality. She is cut for such romantic characters as Tatyana, Lisa, Desdemona and Mimi. At the same time she is convincing and technically flawless, performing in Mozart's operas (Donna Anna, Countess Almaviva). Her talent of acting is no less amazing, than that one of singing. The singer's natural and sincere expressiveness, the richness of her intonation, and especially the warm colours of her timbre easily make the audience to sympathize her.

She appeared with great success as Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at the Wiener Kammeroper, as Xenia in Boris Godunov at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, as Tayiana in Eugene Onegin and Mimi in La Bohème at the Latvian National Opera, as Lisa at the l'Opéra de Nantes, the Bayerische Staatsoper München, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, the Teatro Comunale di Modena. She was brilliant as Donna Anna at the Opera Festival in Glyndebourne (2002) and at the Stadt Theater Bern (2002).

She regularly participates with leading parts in rare operas' festivals in Wexford, UK (Dvořák's The Jacobin in 2001, Weinberger's Svanda Dudak in 2003).

In addition she gives many concerts of vocal chamber music having extensive repertory of songs and lieder. Her interpretations of French romances (G.Fauré, C.Franck, H.Duparc) are especially exquisite and spectacular. There are a lot of vocally instrumental forms in the singer's repertory as well, among them Vivaldi's Gloria, Verdi's Requiem, several cantatas by Bach, Mozart's Requiem and Exultate, jubilate, Pergolesi's Stabat mater, Beethoven's Symphony No 9, Shostakovich's Symphony No14, Rachmaninoff's The Bells, Mahler's Symphony No 4 and Des Knaben Wunderhorn, music by Gubaidulina and Denisov.

Ms. Monogarova cooperated with such well-known conductors as V.Fedoseyev, V.Spivakov, V.Yurovski, M.Ermler, M.Gorenstein, G.Rinkevicius, L.Langrée, P.Steinberg.

The singer performs widely in Russia and abroad (UK, Israel, Germany, France, Latvia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia and Brazil).

In 2003 Ms.Monogarova will appear as Tamara in Rubinstein's The Demon in the Latvian National Opera. In the future she is planning to take part in the Opera Festival in Glyndebourne (The Third Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute in 2004, Desdemona in Verdi's Otello in 2005). In 2004 she makes her debut in Handel's Julius Caesar (Cleopatra) in Bern.

REPERTORY:
Mozart – The Magic Flute, The First Lady, Pamina
Mozart – Don Giovanni, Donna Anna
Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro, Countess Almaviva
Handel – Julius Caesar, Cleopatra
Gounod – Faust, Marguerite
Verdi – Otello, Desdemona
Puccini – La Boheme, Mimi
Puccini – Gianni Schicchi, Lauretta
Dvoøák – The Jacobin, Julia
Debussy – L'enfant prodigue, Lia
Tchaikovsky – Iolanta, Iolanta
Tchaikovsky – The Queen of Spades, Lisa
Tchaikovsky – Eugene Onegin, Tatyana
Tchaikovsky – Cherevichky, Oxana
Rimsky-Korsakov – The Noblewomen Vera Sheloga, Vera Sheloga
Rimsky-Korsakov – Kashchei Bessmertny, Princess
Rimsky-Korsakov – The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Princess The Swan
Rubinstein – The Demon, Tamara
Slonimsky – The Master and Marguerite, Marguerite
Shaposhnikov – The Poisoned Garden, The Beauty
Prokofiev – Maddalena, Maddalena
Weinberger – Svanda Dudak, Dorothka


PRESS OPINIONS :

La Lisa de Tatiana Monogarova, sensible et frémissant,  tout de blonde fraîcheur: beau timbre homogène, émission franche même si les aigus ne demandent qu'à se projeter davantage. 
Marie-Aude Roux, Le Monde, 2001

Monogarova scored a big hit as Donna Anna singing with thrillingly focused energy and giving every phrase an individual cut – definitely a young singer to watch.  Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 2002

The young Russian soprano Tatyana Monogarova is a securely accomplished Donna Anna, lustrous in tone and commandingly clear in her intentions.
Paul Griffiths, New York Times, 2002


September, 2003.

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