Monica Danielson – mezzosopran
Hon arbetar som frilansande sångerska i Norden med nutida musik som specialitet. 1996 skapades det egna operakompaniet MusikTeaterVerket som sedan den rosade debuten med Maxwell-Davies “Fröken D:s bröllop” gjort över tio produktioner. Sedan 2001 driver Monica också Duo Ego tillsammans med slagverkaren Per Sjögren, en duo som som enbart ägnar sig åt nyskriven musik. Hon har även sjungit på bl a Värmlandsopran, Göteborgsoperan, och på Läckö Slott 2007 i “Albert Herring”.
Welcome to Monica!
I´m a mezzo soprano living and educated in Gothenburg.
On this website you can read about my work in different musical fields, most of all in contemporary music which is my speciality.I am also a proud member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music!
You can listen to some recordings of me singing Boulez, Schönberg, Cage and Adès with orchestras like Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gageego and Duo EGO.
With my independent opera company MusikTeaterVerket I have produced and performed operas like Maxwell Davies Miss Donnithorne´s Maggot, Sciarrino’s Infinito Nero and Luci mie traditrici and Josts’s Death knocks, and on this site you can watch and hear some examples from our productions.
I also proudly present my Duo EGO, voice/percussion, we perform several new pieces every year – for example take a look at our mini opera ”Vad man måste” by P af Malmborg Ward from 2008!
In 2010 I made my début as a director with the production”Diptyk” at Piteå Kammaropera, and in the spring of 2013 I directed Noye’s Fludde by Britten.I also give work shops and master classes about contemporary singing.
2014 was an intense year with a lot of productions both in Sweden and abroad – singing Sciarrino in South Korea was quite an adventure! A lot of performances and concert with music of some of my favorite composers like Sciarrino, Boulez and Cage together with wonderful colleagues in for example Gageego, Norrbotten NEO and the worlds best duo: Duo EGO.
So what will happen the year of 2015? First of all we will a dvd-recording with Duo EGO and after that we will start touring with our project ”Skyltmusik”. It’s a concert program me based on text and literature and you can meet us at libraries, book shops etc.
In August I will direct the fantastic music theatre piece ”Green Sneakers” by Ricky Ian Gordon. It is a new production by MusikTeaterVerket – our 7th Swedish premiere!
Also there is already a lot of planning going on for 2016 when MusikTeaterVerket celebrates 20 years as an independent opera company! We will celebrate with a new opera by Ming Tsao and two chamber operas by Maxwell Davies.
|Albert Herring||Mrs Herring||Läckö slottsopera||28.7.2007|
|Magnus Gabriel||Gabriels mor||Läckö slottsopera||1.8.2008|
|Jorun orm i öga||Gumman||Bröllopssalen på Vadstena Stlott||19.7.2013|
Sammanställt av Mogens H Andersson