The Slovenian mezzo-soprano Monika Bohinec has been an ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera since September 2011, where she quickly made a name for herself, among others as a Verdi and Wagner specialist.
The 2021/2022 season features Ms.Bohinec in the roles of Fricka (Wagner: Das Rheingold and Die Walküre), Polina und Daphins (Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame), Mrs.Quickly (Verdi: Falstaff), Maddalena (Verdi: Rigoletto), Brigitta (Korngold: Die Tote Stadt), Annina (Der Rosenkavalier)…
Further roles at the Vienna State Opera include Eboli (Verdi: Don Carlos), Azucena (Il Trovatore), Mrs Quickly (Falstaff), Ulrica (Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera), Fenena (Verdi: Nabucco), Sara di Nottingham (Donizetti: Roberto Devereux), Ježibaba (Dvořàk: Rusalka), Erda (Wagner: Das Rheingold and Siegfried), Die Knusperhexe (Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel), Gora (Reimann: Medea)…
She sang the roles of Foreign Princess (Dvořák: Rusalka) and the role of Cassandre (Berlioz: Les Troyens) in highly acclaimed Vienna State Opera premieres.
Guest engagements in recent seasons have sent Monika Bohinec to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Teatro Real in Madrid, the Semperoper Dresden, the Oper Frankfurt, the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, the Salzburg Festival…
Her international guest appearances include roles such as Amneris (Verdi: Aida), Carmen (Bizet: Carmen), Maddalena (Verdi: Rigoletto), Ortrud (Wagner:Lohengrin), Fricka (Wagner: Das Rheingold und Die Walküre), Brangäne (Wagner: Tristan und Isolde), Sara di Nottingham (Donizetti: Roberto Devereux), Klytämnestra (R.Strauss: Elektra), Fürstin von Bouillon (Ciela: Adriana Lecouvreur), Giulietta (Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Ulrica (Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera), Kontschakowna (Borodin: Fürst Igor) und Marina (Mussorgsky: Boris Godunow)…
In 2006, while studying at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the
University of Musik and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Claudia Visca, she made her operatic debut as Clarissa (Prokofiev: The Love for the Three Oranges) at the Slovenian State Opera.
After her graduation in 2008, Monika Bohinec joined the soloist ensemble of the National Theatre in Mannheim between 2009 and 2011.
As a sought – after Lied and concert performer, Monika Bohinec has appeared in recital at Vienna’s Musikverein. Furthermore, she performed in the traditional New Year’s concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus as a soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Her most recent appearances include the mezzo-soprano solos in Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Lille and Schubert’s e minor Mass in Slovenia.
Monika Bohinec has performed at renowned concert halls around the world, including the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg.
Monika Bohinec can be heard on the complete recording of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Vienna State Opera under the baton of Christian Thielemann
as well as on the recording of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta alongside Anna Netrebko. She appears on DVD recordings from the Salzburg Festival including Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” and Winter’s “The Labyrinth.”