Monika Medek

Monika Medek

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
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2017Wagner: GötterdämmerungDritte Norn (Third Norn)
2013Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSenta
2007Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannGiulietta
2005Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGertrud
2004Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErste Dame (First Lady)

Bio

Monika Medek studied singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in the
city of music itself, Vienna. A soprano, Monika continued to follow her passion
by attending Vienna's Music Conservatory. Upon successful graduation, she was
admitted to the Conservatory's Opera School where she studied under Lucia
Meschwitz and Michael Pinkerton. Monika is an alumni of the class of 2007. Continually
working towards her dream of being on stage, Monika developed her acting skills
concurrently with her singing; her natural talent was refined during a
multi-year education at acting school.

She is a frequent concert artist, her solo performances have led her across
Europe and further abroad. These large-scale productions included Soprano-solo-parts
like Symphony No.8 by Gustav Mahler (Soprano II, Una poenitentium), A German
Requiem by Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, Te Deum by Georges Bizet, The
Bells by Sergej Rachmaninoff, Stabat Mater by Antonín Dvorák, as well as both
soprano solos from the Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), Felix
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Second Symphony and from Beethoven 9th Symphony at the
Golden Hall of Vienna Musikverein.
It was in the Great Hall of the Wiener Konzerthaus when she mastered the soprano
part in Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem in May 2014. Seven months later she
sang the world premier of Vijay Upadhyaya's Prayer Flags at the same location,
where a CD was recorded. More recenetly, in April 2015, Monika could be heard
and seen in the Great Hall with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, where another
CD was recorded. In September 2016 she sang with China National Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Darrell Ang at the Beijing Concert Hall the soprano part
in the Symphony Prayer Flags by Vijay Upadhyaya, the concert was broadcast live
on CCTV and reached an audience of approximately 300 million people. The
freelance opera singer has enjoyed concert tours in Austria, Italy, Switzerland,
Croatia, Germany, Luxembourg, China and Thailand.

Monika Medek most recently sung the part of Cherubino in Mozart’s „Le Nozze di Figaro“
as well as Dorabella in Mozart’s „Cosi fan tutte“ but also gained experience by
singing Senta in Richard Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" with orchestra.
She mastered numberous roles, such as First Lady in Mozart's "Magic
Flute" (at the Baden City Theatre and at Vienna's Akzent Theatre), and
also Pamina, again in Magic Flute. Monika has inspired her audience in various
countries as the Mother in Humperdinck’s "Hänsel und Gretel", Lady
Billows in Britten's "Albert Herring", Giulietta in Offenbach's
"The Tales of Hoffmann", and Wellgunde in Richard Wagner's "Das
Rheingold“.

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Dritte Norn (Third Norn) No 2017
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Senta 1 week 2013
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Giulietta 1 week Akzent Theater Wien 2007
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Gertrud 1 week Akzent Theater Wien 2005
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Erste Dame (First Lady) 1 week Stadttheater Baden 2004