Guest of the Opera
Monika Fabiánová studied voice at the State Conservatory in Žilina with Prof. Emilia Sadloňová and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava with Prof. Vlasta Hudecová. Since 2003 she has been a soloist of the Slovak National Theatre Opera in Bratislava, where she has created many characters in the field of mezzo-soprano: Fyodor (Musorgsky: Boris Godunov), Verdi’s Eboli (Dona Carlo) and Amneris (Aida), Siebel (Gounod: Faust), Henrietta (Bellini: I puritani), Olga (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), Suzuki (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Bizet’s Carmen as well as Prince Orlofsky (Strauss: Die Fledermaus). In 2004, she had her debut as Carmen at the State Opera in Bánská Bystrica, Slovakia, where she also sung the title role in Giordano’s Fedora in 2012. In the same year she also cooperated with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in the role of Carmen under the baton of Michel Samson and she played the same character at the National Theatre Brno a year later. In 2008 she started to cooperate with the National Theatre in Prague, where she sang Mrs. Meg Page (Verdi: Falstaff). In the same year, she convincingly presented herself in the role of Romeo (Bellini: Montecchi e Capuletti). In January 2012 she created Olga (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin) in Leipzig Opera conducted by Matthias Foremny. In the same year she guest 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). She performed several times at the International Opera Festival in Miskolc, Hungary as Dryad (R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos) and Tisbe (Rossini: La Cenerentola) and at the Pafos Aphrodite Festival, Cyprus as Emilia (Verdi: Otello). Her repertoire also includes Octavian (R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier), Witch (Dvořák: Rusalka), Laura (Verdi: Luisa Miller) and others. As a concert singer she has sung in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and Poland.
Update: March 2013