Monika Bohinec

Mezzo-soprano

Biography

The Slovenian mezzo-soprano Monika Bohinec has been a member of the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera since the 2011/2012 season, where in the current 2019/2020 season she has roles such as Azucena (Verdi: Il trovatore), Jezibaba (Dvořák: Rusalka), Knusperhexe (Humperdinck: Hänsel and Gretel), Erda (Wagner: Das Rheingold and Siegfried) and Ulrica can be heard in the premiere production of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera.

She also made her scenic debut as Ortrud (Wagner: Lohengrin) in Chemnitz and returned as Amneris (Verdi: Aida) to the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich.

Since her debut at the Vienna State Opera, she has played major roles in her field such as Eboli (Verdi: Don Carlos), Mrs. Quickly (Verdi: Falstaff), Fenena (Verdi: Nabucco), Jezibaba (Dvořák: Rusalka) and Sara di Nottingham (Donizetti : Roberto Devereux).

In the premiere of Dvořák’s Rusalka she sang the Foreign Princess, and in autumn 2018 she was the Cassandre in the premiere of Berlioz Les Troyens.

Guest engagements in recent seasons have taken her to the Chemnitz Opera, where she was heard as Fricka (Wagner: Das Rheingold and Die Walküre).

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Reviews

“The appearances of the witch by Monika Bohinec, whose mezzo grabs as deeply and inevitably as deeply as in the upper registers, seem intimidating, as it should be.”

Die Presse

“Monika Bohinec’s role debut as Azucena went according to plan; The fact that there was drama in the last act was due in no small part to her will to create: Azucena’s trauma and the fear of being abandoned by her son were relieved of her without restrictions, and this part also suits her vocally, she can particularly deep and draw the middle layer from the full.”

Bachtrack

“The most intense is intended for Kassandra: Monika Bohinec succeeded brilliantly: without false emphasis she conveyed doom visions through dark flowing melody.”

Die Presse

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