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 in contemporary vocal performance.
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.
In August 2015 I directed and produced the marvelous piece ”Green Sneakers” by Ricky Ian Gordon with Erik Gullbransson as a soloist. You can see and hear some excerpts from that performance which was MusikTeaterVerkets 7th Swedish Première!
This year MusikTeaterVerket celebrates 20 years as an independent opera company! We celebrated this with our 8th Swedish Premiere: ”Prospero’s Garden” (Die Geisterinsel & Miranda’s Atemwende) by Ming Tsao at Gothenburg Opera’s Small Stage. A huge production with a fantastic cast, orchestra and artistic team. We will continue our birthday party with a double bill by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in the Spring of 2017 – a celebration and a tribute to a fantastic composer!
Right now I’m working in the beautiful castle of Läckö with the new Swedish Opera: ”Det går an”. Premiere 9th of July – welcome!