Monica Groop, Mezzo-soprano

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Biography

Finnish mezzo-soprano Monica Groop has performed with many of the major opera companies and orchestras of the world including the Bayrische Staatsoper, Amsterdam, Covent Garden, Munich State Opera, Royal Opera in Stockholm, Los Angeles, Cologne, Paris and the New York City Opera, the Glyndebourne and Aix-en-Provence festivals.

Orchestra appearances include the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cinncinnati Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, NDR Radio Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Vienna Symphonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Accademia di Santa Cecilia under such conductors as Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Christoph Eschenbach, Herbert Blomstedt, Gary Bertini, Marek Janowski, Armin Jordan, Neeme Järvi, Myung Whun Chung, Franz Welser-Möst, Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding and Sir Georg Solti.

An accomplished recitalist, Monica Groop has given solo recitals at New York´s Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, London´s Wigmore Hall and the Musikverein in Vienna. She appears regularly with pianists András Schiff, Rudolf Jansen and Roger Vignoles.

This season, Monica Groop will sing in Copenhagen (Kindertotenlieder), Stockholm (Bach´s Mass in b minor), Wigmore hall (recital) and Barcelona (Adriana Mater Songs) as well as a tour to Germany with Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin. She will also tour in London, Birmingham and Madrid with the Philharmonia Orchestra for Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder, perform Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Oviedo and The Hague. Other concerts include Schulhoff’s Menschheit with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague and Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

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Repertoire

Please note: This repertoire list is for reference only. The choice of repertoire for a particular project remains at the artist’s discretion.

Oratorios

Antonin Dvorak

Stabat Mater
Requiem

Felix Mendelssohn

Elias

Franz Joseph Haydn

Die Schöpfung
Die Jahreszeiten
Nelson Mass in B flat Major
Harmony Mass in B Flat Major
Theresien Mass

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56

Giuseppe Verdi

Requiem

Hector Berlioz

L'enfance du Christ

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor BWV 232
St. John Passion BWV 245
Magnificat BWV 243
Mass in A major, BWV 234
Mass in G minor, BWV 235

Ludwig van Beethoven

Mass in C Major
Missa Solemnis

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem KV 626
Coronation Mass KV 317
Vespere solennes de Confessore
Opera Roles

Benjamin Britten

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA/Lucretia
A MIDSUMMERNIGHT'S DREAM/Hermia

Christoph Willibald Gluck

ORFEO ED EURIDICE/Orfeo

Claude Debussy

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE/Mélisande

Emmerich Kalman

DIE HERZOGIN VON CHICAGO/Prinzessin Rosmarie

Engelbert Humperdinck

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL/Hänsel

Franz Joseph Haydn

L'ISOLA DISABITATA/Constanza
LA FEDELTÀ PREMIATA/Celia
LO SPEZIALE/Volpino

Gaetano Donizetti

LINDA DI CHAMONIX/Pierotto

Georg Friedrich Händel

JULIUS CESARE/Julius Cesare
RINALDO/Rinaldo
ARIODANTE/Ariodante
ALCINA/Ruggiero
HERCULES/Dejanira
BELSHAZZAR/Cyrus
RADAMISTO/Zenobia
XERXES/Xerxes

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Carmen

Giuseppe Verdi

LA TRAVIATA/Flora

Hector Berlioz

LA DAMNATION DE FAUST/Marguerite

Henry Purcell

DIDO AND AENEAS/Dido

Igor Stravinsky

OEDIPUS REX/Jocaste

Jacques Offenbach

HOFFMANNS ERZÄHLUNGEN/Nicklausse

Johann Strauss

DIE FLEDERMAUS/Orlofsky

Jules Massenet

WERTHER/Charlotte

Kaija Saariaho

L'AMOUR DE LOIN/Le Pélerin
ADRIANA MATER/Adriana

Leoš Janácek

KATYA KABANOVA/Varvara

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

EUGEN ONEGIN/Olga

Richard Strauss

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS/Komponist
DER ROSENKAVALIER/Octavian

Richard Wagner

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG/Wellgunde
DIE WALKÜRE/Waltraute
DAS RHEINGOLD/Wellgunde

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

COSI FAN TUTTE/Dorabella
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Cherubino
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO/Sextus
IDOMENEO/Idamante
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA/Ramiro
LA FINTA SEMPLICE/Giacinta
Concert Repertoire

Felix Mendelssohn

Elias

Gioacchino Rossini

Petite Messe Solenelle

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 3
Rückert-Lieder
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Das Lied von der Erde
Kindertoten-Lieder

Hector Berlioz

Les nuits d'été

Igor Stravinsky

OEDIPUS REX/Jocaste

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

Maurice Ravel

Shéhérazade
Trois Poémes de Stéphane Mallarmé

Richard Wagner

Wesendonk-Lieder
Discography
Grieg: Songs Volume 3
Don Giovanni
Cosi fan tutte
Benvenuto Cellini
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Sibelius: Kullervo
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä Lahti Symphony Orchestra
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