Liudmyla Monastyrska


Headshot of the artistUkrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska is acclaimed for her lush, powerful, compelling performances and superb technical command. Born in Kyiv, she was a principal soloist with the National Opera of Ukraine for several years before expanding her international career, and following her highly acclaimed 2010 debut with Deutsche Oper Berlin in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca, her relationships with European, American, and Asian opera houses have only continued to expand. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut singing the title role of Verdi’s Aida in 2012, followed by Tosca, Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, and Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco.

In the 2021–22 season, she sang the title role of Puccini’s Turandot at the Met, Abigaille in Nabucco at Covent Garden, and the title role of Aida in Naples and Verona. Other recent performance highlights include Aida, Elisabeth in Don Carlo, Tosca, and Abigaille at the National Opera of Ukraine; Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at the Bavarian State Opera; Leonora in Il Trovatore at La Scala; Tosca in Rome and Barcelona; Abigaille at Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Hamburg; Leonora in La Forza del Destino at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Covent Garden; and Santuzza in concert with the NDR Radiophilharmonie.

She has sung Abigaille and Aida at the Vienna State Opera, Abigaille at LA Opera and the Bavarian State Opera, Leonora in Il Trovatore and Tosca at Staatsoper Berlin, Tosca and Elisabeth of Valois at Deutsche Oper Berlin, the title role of Manon Lescaut in Barcelona, the title role of Norma at Houston Grand Opera, and Tosca at the Paris Opera. She has also thrilled audiences at Madrid’s Teatro Real, the Salzburg Festival, Oper Frankfurt, Bucharest’s Festival Enescu, Chile’s Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Valencia’s Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía, and Torre del Lago’s Festival Puccini, as well as in concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Munich Radio Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra, among others.