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Monika Jägerová

Monika Jägerová

Alto Monika Jägerová started the 2023/24 season at the Margrave Theater in Bayreuth as Teodata in Händel’s Flavio (Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival). In the season, she will also be Tisbe in a concert performance of Rossini's La cenerentola in Prague's Smetana Hall (conductor Łukasz Borowicz, PKF), Radmila in Smetana's Libuše at the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava, The Third Nymp in Dvořák's Rusalka at the National Theatre Brno. In the same house, she will also assume the role of Saschi in the world premiere of Orlando by the Slovak composer Ľubica Čekovská.

Monika made her debut on the Czech opera stage in 2017 in the role of Mrs. Quickly (Falstaff) in Silesian Theatre in Opava. At the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava she has guest appeared in the roles of the Princess (Suor Angelica), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), The Old Slovak (Janáček: Fate), Kastelánka (J. Křička: The Gentleman in White) and Barbara / Sofie Petrovna (H. Krása: Verlobung im Traum). In February 2022 she made her debut at the National Theatre Brno in the role of Bradamante (Alcina) and in the following month she took part in the premiere of this production at the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles. In June 2022, she made the semi-finals of the Stanislav Moniuszko International Singing Competition in Warsaw.

Abroad, she made guest appearances at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, in the role of Mrs. Baggot (the international performance of Britten’s The Little Sweep, 2016). In October 2021, she performed at the Bergen National Opera as the Third Water Nymph (Rusalka) in the production of the La Fura dels Baus and she returned to the house in January 2023 as the 2te Knappe and Stimme aus der Höhe (Parsifal) and in March again as the Third Nymph in Rusalka. She also sang the role at the concert performance of Rusalka at the Rudolfinum in Prague with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Semjon Byčkov.

As a passionate interpreter of early music, she collaborates with ensembles Collegium 1704, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Hof-musici, Ensemble Damian, and Ensemble Tourbillon. In the castle baroque theatre in Český Krumlov, she assumed the roles of Curtio (A. Giannettini: Claudio Nerone) and Timante (J. A. Hasse: Demofoonte), for which she was nominated for the prestigious 2019 Thalia Award. At the Olomouc Baroque Festival, she was Gloria (Vivaldi: La Gloria e Imeneo) and Giove (Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Il Tribunale di Giove), she also performed the role of Ascalax (Telemann: Orfeo) at the summer season in Vadstena, Sweden.

Monika Jägerová studied singing with Pavla Zumrová. She took part in master classes with Emma Kirkby in Dartington, Chantal Santon Jeffery, and Deda Cristina Colonna (Versailles Academy), Markéta Cukrová, and Lorenzo Charoy (Valtice Summer School of Early Music). She also studied violin at the Jan Deyl Conservatoire and musicology at the Charles University, both in Prague. She is continuing her PhD. studies at the Universität Leipzig in an ERC grant project dedicated to the history of opera and political representation in the Habsburg Monarchy in the 19th century.

Season 2023/24
The artist is represented by Alena Kunertová, Nachtigall Artists,
tel: +420 602 219 611, e-mail: a.kunertova@nachtigallartists.cz.

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