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Listy Stín


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Her 2022/23 season starts in September as she co-stars with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Semyon Bychkov at the Third Wood Nymph in a concert production of Rusalka, following the roles of Castellan (J. Křička: The Gentleman in White), and Barbara / Sofia Petrowna (H. Krása: Verlobung im Traum) at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre. She will return to the Bergen National Opera in January (Esquire and Voice from Above in Parsifal), and again in March, as Dvořák’s Third Wood Nymph.

Monika Jägerová debuted on the Czech opera stage in 2017 in the role of Mrs. Quickly (Falstaff) at the Silesian Theater in Opava. In the 2018/2019 season, she made her debut at the Moravian-Silesian National Theater in Ostrava in the roles of Princess (Suor Angelica), Zita (Gianni Schicchi) and The Old Slovak Woman (The Fate). At the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, in the role of Mrs. Baggot she participated in the international performance of Britten's The Little Sweep (2016). In October 2021 she guest appeared at the Bergen National Opera as the Third Wood Nymph (Rusalka) in the production of Spanish theatre company La Fura dels Baus; in February 2022 she made her debut at the National Theatre Brno in the role of Bradamante (G. F. Händel: Alcina) and in March she performed at the same role in Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles where the production was hosted. In June 2022, she made it to the semi-finals of the Stanislav Moniuszko International Singing Competition in Warsaw.


She is passionately dedicated to the interpretation of early music, regularly collaborating with ensembles such as Collegium 1704, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Hof-Musici, and Ensemble Damian; in 2019 she sang at the Oude Muziek Festival in Utrecht with the Tourbillon Ensemble. She performed at the Castle Baroque Theatre in Český Krumlov as Curtio (A. Giannettini: Claudio Nerone) and Timante (J. A. Hasse: Demofoonte); the portrayal of Timante earned her a nomination for the 2019 Thalia Prize. At the Olomouc Baroque Festival, she performed as Gloria
(A. Vivaldi: La Gloria e Imeneo) and Giove (Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf:
Il Tribunale di Giove). For the summer stagiona in Vadstena, Sweden, she assumed the role of Ascalax (G. Ph. Telemann: Orfeo).

Monika Jägerová studied singing with Pavla Zumrová. She has attended master classes with Emma Kirkby in Dartington, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Deda Cristina Colonna (Academie Versailles), Markéta Cukrová, and Lorenzo Charoy (Summer School of Early Music Valtice). She also studied violin at the Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague, and musicology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, focusing on 17th and 18th-century music and cultural analysis of music. She continues her studies as a Ph.D. candidate at Universität Leipzig in ERC-grant focused on opera and politics of the Habsburg monarchy in the 19th century.

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