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M O N I KA    F A B I A N O V Á  – mezzosoprano

opera solist of Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, Slovakia

She studied singing at the State Conservatory in Zilina with Prof. Emilia Sadlonova and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava with Prof. Vlasta Hudecova. She participated in the International A. Dvorak Singing Courses in Karlovy Vary. In 2004 she sang at the concert of Slovak Young Opera Talents in Teatr Wielky- Polish National Opera in Warsaw. Since 2003 she has been a soloist of the Slovak National Theatre Opera, where she has learnt many characters in the field of mezzo-soprano. In 2004 she debuted as Carmen on the stage of the State Opera in Banská Bystrica, where she later performed the character of Fedora in the Umberto Giordano´s opera of the same title in 2012. 

She also cooperated with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in the role of Carmen under the baton of Michel Sasson, then she played the same character in the Janacek Opera of the National Theatre in Brno. In 2008 she started to cooperate with the National Theatre in Prague, where she played the character of Mrs. Meg Page in Verdi´s Falstaff in production of M. Huba. In the same year she convincingly presented herself in the role of Romeo in Bellini´s opera Montecchi e Capuletti and the role of Cherubino in Mozart´s Le Nozze di figaro (Marriage of Figaro). Some time ago she played the character of Fiodor in Musorgsky´s Boris Godunov, Princess Eboli in Verdi´s Don Carlo, later Siebel in Gounod´s Faust (2010) and Enrichetta di Francia in Bellini´s Puritani (2010) on her domestic stage at the Slovak National Theatre. She can be currently seen there as Olga in Tchaikovsky´s Eugen Onegin (directed by P. Konwitchny), in Verdi´s pieces as Amneris (Aida), Flora (La Traviata), Emilia (Otello) and of course the title heroine of Bizet´s Carmen. Most recently she has portrayed Prince Orlofsky in Strauss´ operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat). In January 2012 she sang Olga in Tchaikovsky´s Eugen Onegin in Leipzig Semper Opera with the Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Matthias Foremny. In the same year she appeared as Carmen on stages of several theatres in Spain (e. g. Zaragoza, Malaga, Cartagena, Lleida, Elche, Murcia and others) and in France (Merignac, Frejus). In 2013 she debuted with the role of Eboli in Verdi´s Don Carlo at the State Opera Prague.

There are many other characters in her repertoire: in R. Strauss´ operas- Octavian (Rosenkavalier) and Dryad (Ariadne auf Naxos), the Witch in Dvorak´s Rusalka, Bersi in U. Giordano´s Andrea Chenier, Laura in Verdi´s Luisa Miller, Suzuki in Puccini´s Madama Butterfly, but also a secondary character of Beldame in M. Dubovsky´s opera for children called A Mysterious Key.

The singer has gained acclaim in numerous successful non- operatic performances at home as well as in many european countries. She is capable of dominating in the field of chamber, or even oratorio music, e. g. performance of Beethoven´s 9th Symphony in the Wiener Musikverein under the baton of Martin Händler. To her other concert performances belong Mozart´s Requiem and the Czech Christmas Mass by Jakub Jan Ryba in coopertaion with conductor Leoš Svarovsky, with whom she co-worked also in Japan in Dvorak´s Stabat Mater with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also given performances with the Philharmony of Bohuslav Martinu and Metropolitan Orchestra Bratislava. Among her chamber repertoire can be found Beethoven´s Messe in C.

She has presented herself several times at the International Opera Festival in Miskolc, Hungary (Dryad in Ariadne auf Naxos and Tisbe in Rossini´s Cenerentola) and on the Pafos Aphrodite Festival, Cyprus (Emilia in Verdi´s Otello). Her chamber repertoire has been presented in the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. She cooperates with prominent conductors such as Marco Munari, Walter Kobera and others.