Tatiana Monogarova


Soprano Tatiana Monogarova obtained her degree in voice from the Russian Academy of Arts in her native Moscow, where she received her first professional engagements, first at the Helikon Opera and then, starting in 1991, at the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theater. She became known in Western Europe when she performed the role of Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1995. This was followed by engagements at the Vienna Chamber Opera, Nantes Opera, the Wexford Festival, the Bühnen Graz, and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Monogarova made her debut at the Bavarian Staatsoper in Munich singing Lisa in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, and she appeared as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Glyndebourne Festival, where she was later invited to sing Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello. She has performed Janácek in Seville, Spain, where she took on the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen; she made her Dresden Semperoper debut as Dvorák’s Rusalka. One of the soprano’s signature roles is Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, which she has performed at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Hamburg Staatsoper, the Teatro Real in Madrid, and Cincinnati Opera. Monogarova has worked with such conductors as Vladimir Fedoseyev, Michail and Vladimir Jurowski, Louis Langrée, Kent Nagano, Mikhail Pletnev, and Hans Zender. As a concert singer she has performed such works as Rachmaninoff’s The Bells and the Fourteenth Symphony of Shostakovich at the BBC Proms in London, both with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski.

March 2012