Monica Groop

Born 1958

Monica Groop

Soprano

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.

2017 sees Monica Groop singing 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.

Text courtesy of Nordic Artists Management

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