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Monika Jägerová

The young mezzo-soprano Monika Jägerová visits Bergen as the Third wood nymph in our brand new version of Rusalka.

Mezzo-soprano Monika Jägerová studied Musicology at Charles University in Prague and violin at Jan Deyl Conservatory Prague. In 2016 Jägerová won the Prague Singer International Singing Competition, and in 2017 she made it to the finals of the Renata Tebaldi International Singing Competition in San Marino.

In 2017 she debuted on the Czech opera stage in the role of Mrs. Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Silesian Theater in Opava, where she then introduced herself as Kohout (Rooster) in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen and as Háta in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride.

In the 2018/2019 season, she made her debut at the Moravian-Silesian National Theater in Ostrava in the roles of Princess in Suor Angelica and Zita in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini. At the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, singing Mrs. Baggot, she participated in the international performance of Britten's opera The Little Sweep (2016) and performed the alto part in the stage oratorio Stabat Mater by Valentina Shuklina (2017).

Spring 2022 she sang Bradamante in Händel's Alcina at the National Theatre in Brno, a production which also will be revived spring 2023. And in January this year (2023) she visited Bergen in the concert version of Wagner's Parsifal with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, in two different roles: Second Esquire, and Voice from Above (The Angel).

Monika Jägerová is also passionately dedicated to the interpretation of early music, and is regularly collaborating with ensembles such as Collegium 1704 and Czech Ensemble Baroque.

Updated March 2023