Monica Yunus American soprano

Monica Yunus American soprano

Equally at home in concert, recital or on the operatic stage, Monica Yunus is quickly establishing herself as one of America’s most promising young sopranos. She has been called ”especially winning” by The New York Times, and commended for her ”rich and sensuous voice [that] was utterly captivating,”

Monica Yunus American soprano

Ms. Yunus has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages including The Metropolitan Opera, where she is a frequent presence. Her roles include Norina in Don Pasquale, Adina in L’Elisir D’Amore, Alice in Le Comte Ory, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Gilda in Rigoletto, Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera among many others. She can be seen in several Metropolitan Opera HD broadcasts ranging from The Magic Flute to Le Comte Ory to La Rondine.

Her concert and recital performances have taken her all over the world- in countries ranging from Spain, to Bangladesh, Guatemala and Lebanon and in performances with legendary singers such as Plàcido Domingo, José Carreras and Andrea Bocelli.

Ms. Yunus is a graduate of The Juilliard School, and is the Co-Founding Director of the Sing for Hope charitable organization based in New York, whose mission is to make the arts available to all. Artists of all types volunteer their talent to communities in need and make art radically accessible.

For her contributions to the field of arts activism, Ms. Yunus has been honored to give special performances at The United Nations and the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, and received a 2009 DOHA 21st Century Leader Award in the category of Outstanding Humanitarian.

Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh and raised in New Jersey, Ms. Yunus is the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus.

Metropolitan opera

[Met Performance] CID:350765 
Le Nozze di Figaro {402}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/1/2003
Debuts: Dorothea Röschmann, Anja Harteros, Monica Yunus, Sarah Coburn
[Met Performance] CID:350768
Le Nozze di Figaro {403}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/04/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350771
Le Nozze di Figaro {404}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/07/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350775
Le Nozze di Figaro {405}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/10/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350780
Le Nozze di Figaro {406}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350945
Le Nozze di Figaro {407}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350813 
Die Frau ohne Schatten {52}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2003
Debut: Julia Juon
Review
[Met Performance] CID:350821
Die Frau ohne Schatten {53}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350948
Die Frau ohne Schatten {54}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350824
Die Frau ohne Schatten {55}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/2003
Debut: Jane Henschel
[Met Performance] CID:350828
Die Frau ohne Schatten {56}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/3/2003
Debuts: Glenn Winslade, Brian Mulligan
[Met Performance] CID:350836
Die Frau ohne Schatten {57}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/6/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350840
Die Frau ohne Schatten {58}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350844
Die Frau ohne Schatten {59}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/2003
[Met Performance] CID:351294 
Manon {250}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/20/2005
Debut: Kate Lindsey
[Met Performance] CID:351298
Manon {251}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/24/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351300
Manon {252}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/27/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351303
Manon {253}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/30/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351306
Manon {254}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/03/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351311
Manon {255}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/07/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351338 
Le Nozze di Figaro {419}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/02/2005
Debuts: Mark Wigglesworth, Maurizio Muraro, Joyce DiDonato, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Leann Sandel-Pantaleo
[Met Performance] CID:351341
Le Nozze di Figaro {420}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/05/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351344
Le Nozze di Figaro {421}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/08/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351347
Le Nozze di Figaro {422}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/11/2005
Debut: William Ferguson
[Met Performance] CID:351352
Le Nozze di Figaro {423}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351355
Le Nozze di Figaro {424}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351483
Manon {256}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/05/2006
Debut: Massimo Giordano, Craig Montgomery
[Met Performance] CID:351486  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Manon {257}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/08/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351566 
Die Zauberflöte {358}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/07/2006
Debuts: Noah Weisbart, Richard Cox
[Met Performance] CID:351576
Die Zauberflöte {359}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/09/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351584
Die Zauberflöte {360}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351720
Die Zauberflöte {361}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2006
Debuts: Christoph Strehl, Cornelia Götz
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351733
Die Zauberflöte {362}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351737
Die Zauberflöte {363}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351752
Die Zauberflöte {364}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/28/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351762
Die Zauberflöte {369}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351779
Die Zauberflöte {372}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351784
Die Zauberflöte {373}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/06/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351785
Die Zauberflöte {374}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/08/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351793
Die Zauberflöte {375}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2007
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:351955 
Anna & Rolando Celebrate the Met
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/03/2007
Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352142 
Die Zauberflöte {380}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/29/2007
Debuts: Anna-Kristiina Kaappola, Dietmar Kerschbaum, Jakob Taylor, Luke Scott Murray
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352151
Die Zauberflöte {381}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/01/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352162
Die Zauberflöte {382}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/06/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352167
Die Zauberflöte {383}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/09/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352175
Die Zauberflöte {384}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/13/2007
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352183
Die Zauberflöte {385}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352189  
Die Zauberflöte {386}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/2007
Debut: Genia Kühmeier
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352196
Die Zauberflöte {387}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2007
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:352565  
Opening Night Gala
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/22/2008
Opening Night {124}
Peter Gelb, General Manager
Debut: Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano
HD Simulcast/Streamed/Times Squarecast/Plazacast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352609
Don Giovanni {504}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/10/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352618
Don Giovanni {505}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/14/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352796 
New Production
La Rondine {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2008
Debuts: Marius Brenciu, Elizabeth DeShong
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352799
La Rondine {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352807
La Rondine {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352811 
La Rondine {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/2009
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352815
La Rondine {23}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/13/2009
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352864
La Rondine {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352871
La Rondine {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352884
La Rondine {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352893
La Rondine {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/2009
Debut: Katie Van Kooten
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352904
La Rondine {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353178 
Il Trittico {68}
Il Tabarro {74}
Suor Angelica {68}
Gianni Schicchi {132}

Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/2009
Debut: Stefano Ranzani, Saimir Pirgu, Neel Ram Nagarajan, Joyce El-Khoury
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:353196
Il Trittico {69}
Il Tabarro {75}
Suor Angelica {69}
Gianni Schicchi {133}

Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353199
Il Trittico {70}
Il Tabarro {76}
Suor Angelica {70}
Gianni Schicchi {134}

Metropolitan Opera House; 11/28/2009
Debut: Levi Hernandez
[Met Performance] CID:353205
Il Trittico {71}
Il Tabarro {77}
Suor Angelica {71}
Gianni Schicchi {135}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/01/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353212
Il Trittico {72}
Il Tabarro {78}
Suor Angelica {72}
Gianni Schicchi {136}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/05/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353220
Il Trittico {73}
Il Tabarro {79}
Suor Angelica {73}
Gianni Schicchi {137}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/09/2009
[Met Performance] CID:357062
Il Trittico {74}
Il Tabarro {80}
Suor Angelica {74}
Gianni Schicchi {138}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353461 
Die Zauberflöte {396}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/01/2010
Debuts: Julia Kleiter, Albina Shagimuratova, Hans-Peter König
[Met Performance] CID:353471
Die Zauberflöte {397}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353475
Die Zauberflöte {398}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/08/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353478
Die Zauberflöte {399}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353491
Die Zauberflöte {400}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/2010
Broadcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:353554
The Met’s Summer Recital Series
New York, Bronx, Crotona Park; 07/15/2010
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:353556
The Met’s Summer Recital Series
New York, Staten Island, Tappen Park; 07/22/2010
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:353557
The Met’s Summer Recital Series
New York, Queens, Queensbridge Park; 07/27/2010
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:353558
The Met’s Summer Recital Series
New York, Manhattan, Jackie Robinson Park; 07/29/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353897 
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Le Comte Ory {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/2011
Debuts: Susanne Resmark
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:353907
Le Comte Ory {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353915
Le Comte Ory {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/02/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353921
Le Comte Ory {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/05/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353928 
Le Comte Ory {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2011
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:353939
Le Comte Ory {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/2011
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353945
Le Comte Ory {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/18/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353954
Le Comte Ory {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354269   List of Selections
World Premiere
The Enchanted Island {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2011
Debuts: Jeremy Sams, Elliot Madore
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354277
The Enchanted Island {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354284
The Enchanted Island {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2012
Debut: Andrew Stenson
[Met Performance] CID:354293
The Enchanted Island {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2012
Debut: Jeffrey Mandelbaum
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354297
The Enchanted Island {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354303
The Enchanted Island {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354308 
The Enchanted Island {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354314
The Enchanted Island {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354322
The Enchanted Island {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354323
The Enchanted Island {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354783
La Rondine {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/2013
Debuts: Kristine Opolais, Evan Hughes, Stephanie Chigas, Sara Stewart, Christine Thomson Anderson
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354786
La Rondine {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354793
La Rondine {31}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354804
La Rondine {32}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354823 
La Rondine {33}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355114 
Die Frau ohne Schatten {60}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/07/2013
Debuts: Anne Schwanewilms, Nathan Stark, Anthony Kalil, Jihee Kim, Megan Marino, Danielle Talamantes, Jeongcheol Cha, Brandon Cedel, Andrey Nemzer, Matt Gibson
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355123
Die Frau ohne Schatten {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/12/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355131
Die Frau ohne Schatten {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/2013
Debut: Meagan Miller
[Met Performance] CID:355143
Die Frau ohne Schatten {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355149
Die Frau ohne Schatten {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355155 
Die Frau ohne Schatten {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355334 List of Selections
The Enchanted Island {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2014
Debuts: Nicholas Pallesen, Norman Shankle
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355338
The Enchanted Island {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355347
The Enchanted Island {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355352 
The Enchanted Island {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355364
The Enchanted Island {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355370
The Enchanted Island {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355382
The Enchanted Island {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/2014
Broadcast/Streamed

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