Monika Jägerová

Alto Monika Jägerová made her debut on the Czech opera stage in 2017 in the role of Mrs. Quickly (Falstaff) in Silesian Theater Opava. In the 2018/2019 season, she made her debut at the Moravian-Silesian National Theater in Ostrava in the roles of the Princess (Suor Angelica) and Zita (Gianni Schicchi), and The Old Slovak (Fate). In 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 performed at the Bergen National Opera as the Third Water Nymph (Rusalka) in the production of the La Fura dels Baus; in February 2022 she made her debut at the National Theater Brno in the role of Bradamante (Alcina) and in the following month she took part in the premiere of this production at the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles. In June 2022, she made the semi-finals of the Stanislav Moniuszko International Singing Competition in Warsaw.

In the 2022/23 season, she performed at the Rudolfinum in Prague with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Semjon Byčkov as the Third Water Nymph (Rusalka) and at the Moravian-Silesian National Theater as Kastelánka (in Křička’s The Gentleman in White) and Barbara / Sofie Petrovna (in Krása’s Betrothal in a Dream). In 2023, she made her debut in Wagner’s Parsifal (2nd Knappe and Stimme aus der Höhe, conducted by Edward Gardner with the Bergen Philharmonic), and returns to the Bergen production of Dvořák’s Rusalka, again as the Third Nymph.

As a passionate interpreter of early music, she collaborates with ensembles Collegium 1704, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Hof-musici, Ensemble Damian, and Ensemble Tourbillon. In the castle baroque theater in Český Krumlov, she assumed the roles of Curtio (in Giannettini’s Claudio Nerone) and Timante (in Hasse’s Demofoonte), for which she was nominated for the prestigious 2019 Thalia Award. At the Olomouc Baroque Festival, she sang Gloria (in Vivaldi’s La Gloria e Imeneo) and Giove (in Dittersdorf’s Il Tribunale di Giove), she also performed the role of Ascalax (in Telemann’s Orfeo) at the summer season in Vadstena, Sweden.

Monika Jägerová studied singing with Pavla Zumrová. She took part in master classes with Emma Kirkby in Dartington, Chantal Santon Jeffery, and Deda Cristina Colonna (Versailles Academy), Markéta Cukrová, and Lorenzo Charoy (Valtice Summer School of Early Music). She also studied violin at the Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague, musicology at the Charles University, with majors in the music of the 17th and 18th centuries, and cultural analysis of music. She is continuing her PhD studies at the Universität Leipzig in an ERC grant project dedicated to the history of opera and political representation in the Habsburg Monarchy in the 19th century.

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