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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 gone on to sing Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) and Abigaille (Nabucco) for The Royal Opera, and in the 2014/15 Season sings Amelia (Un ballo in maschera).

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 1988. 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 recent appearances include Odabella (Attila) for Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Santiago, Lady Macbeth for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Abigaille for La Scala, Tosca in Frankfurt, Aida for Houston Grand Opera and Berlin State Opera, Leonora (La forza del destino) at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, 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.

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Your reaction: Daniele Abbado's production of Nabucco

Your reaction: Daniele Abbado's production of Nabucco

2 April 2013

A selection of audience tweets from the first performances of Verdi's epic.

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