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Liudmyla Monastyrska

Soprano

Biography

Liudmyla Monastyrska in action.
Liudmyla Monastyrska in Aida, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2011

Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska made her Royal Opera debut in 2011 as Aida. She has since sung Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Abigaille (Nabucco) and Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) for The Royal Opera. In summer 2015 she sang Lady Macbeth on The Royal Opera’s tour to Japan. She returns in the 2015/16 Season as Abigaille.

Monastyrska was born in Kiev and studied at the Kiev Tchaikovsky Music Academy. She made her debut with the Ukraine National Opera in 1996 as Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), and was appointed a principal soprano with Ukraine National Opera in 1998. There her roles included Aida, La Gioconda, Amelia, Liza (The Queen of Spades) and Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana). She began her international career in 2010 singing Tosca for Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago. She made her debut at La Scala, Milan, in 2012 as Aida, and her Metropolitan Opera, New York, debut later that year in the same role. Other engagements include Santuzza and Tosca for the Metropolitan Opera, Lady Macbeth and Abigaille for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Odabella (Attila) for Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Santiago, Lady Macbeth for Berlin State Opera, Abigaille for La Scala, Santuzza for the Salzburg Easter Festival, Tosca for Hamburg State Opera and in Frankfurt, Aida and Tosca for Houston Grand Opera, Leonora (La forza del destino) for the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Lucrezia (I due Foscari) for Liceu, Barcelona, and Verdi’s Requiem in concert in Bucharest.

Monastyrska’s recordings include a DVD of Macbeth with The Royal Opera for Opus Arte. She is a passionate promoter of Ukrainian music.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Verdi’s <em>Nabucco</em> live-streamed from 7pm BST on 9 June 2016

Watch: Verdi’s Nabucco live-streamed from 7pm BST on 9 June 2016

9 June 2016

Daniele Abbado’s production starring Plácido Domingo will be live-streamed online and relayed to BP Big Screens around the UK.

Watch: Plácido Domingo and Liudmyla Monastyrska on the challenges of <em>Nabucco</em>

Watch: Plácido Domingo and Liudmyla Monastyrska on the challenges of Nabucco

18 February 2016

The singers discuss the complexities of Verdi’s Biblical epic, a challenge for any singer.

Sky Arts set to broadcast seven ROH productions during autumn 2015

Sky Arts set to broadcast seven ROH productions during autumn 2015

24 August 2015

A number of recent Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions will be shown on Sky Arts over the coming months.

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