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Ann Monoyios

Ann Monoyios, Soprano

Soprano Ann Monoyios concertizes throughout Europe and North America in a wide variety of repertory including opera, oratorio, chamber music and recitals. Although she is primarily a specialist in the performance of Baroque and Classical music, her repertory extends from Bach to Britten and de Falla. She has been a guest soloist with many symphony orchestras in North America, among them Montreal, Houston, San Francisco, San Antonio and the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa.

In concert engagements, Miss Monoyios has collaborated with the leading Baroque specialists of the world including Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brueggen, Christopher Hogwood, John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Reinhard Goebel and Nicholas McGegan. She has been a feautured soloist on tours in Europe and the Far East with Tafelmusik Orchestra and can be heard as a soprano soloist on their recordings of Haydn sacred works for Sony Vivarte, from which the recording of The Creation has been singled out for particularly high praise.

As a baroque specialist, Miss Monoyios has appeared throughout Europe in numerous productions of baroque operas. Her most interesting collaborations have been performing Lullyís Atys at the Paris Opera with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Handelís Alcina with Jos van Immerseel in Antwerp and Purcellís Fairy Queeen conducted by Trevor Pinnock in Lisbon. Most recently, Miss Monoyios won critical acclaim for her portrayal of the title role in Handelís Almira at the Bremen Opera and in recording and for her performance in the title role of Handelís Deidamia at the Handel Festival in his birthplace in Halle, Germany.

In her spare time, Miss Monoyios enjoys wilderness white-water canoeing above the Arctic Circle with her husband and daughter.

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