Monika Bohinec

Current as of July 2021

Slovenian mezzo-soprano Monika Bohinec studied singing at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She made her professional debut in 2006 as Princess Clarice in The Love for Three Oranges at the Slovenian National Opera. Between 2009 and 2011 she was a member of the ensemble of the Mannheim National Theatre. Since 2011/12 she has been a member of the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera, where she has sung a number of leading roles, including Azucena (Il trovatore), Ježibaba (Rusalka), the Witch (Hänsel und Gretel), Erda (Das Rheingold and Siegfried), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Eboli (Don Carlo), Mrs Quickly (Falstaff), Fenena (Nabucco), Sara (Roberto Devereux), Brigitta (Die tote Stadt), Auntie (Peter Grimes) and Gora in Reimann’s Medea. She has also taken part in two new productions as the Foreign Princess (Rusalka) and Cassandre (Les Troyens).

Guest engagements have taken Monika Bohinec to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Dresden Semperoper, the Frankfurt Opera, the Wiesbaden State Theatre, the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, the Baden State Theatre in Karlsruhe and the Mörbisch Lake Festival. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in Peter von Winter’s Das Labyrinth in 2012.

Among the roles that she has performed internationally are Amneris (Aida), Carmen, Maddalena (Rigoletto), Ortrud (Lohengrin), Fricka (Das Rheingold and Die Walküre), Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), Sara, Clytemnestra (Elektra), the Princess of Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur), Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Ulrica, Konchakovna (Prince Igor) and Marina (Boris Godunov).

As a concert artist, Monika Bohinec has appeared at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, New York’s Carnegie Hall and St Petersburg’s Philharmonic Hall. As part of the ‘Lied.Bühne’ series of recitals she has also given a song recital at the Vienna Musikverein.

On CD Monika Bohinec may be heard in a live recording of Wagner’s Ring under Christian Thielemann from the Vienna State Opera and in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta alongside Anna Netrebko. Her Salzburg Festival appearances in Das Labyrinth and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg are documented on DVD.

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