Soprano Ann Monoyios concertizes extensively 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.
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 featured soloist on tours in Europe and the Far East with Tafelmusik Orchestra and can be heard as 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. She has been guest soloist with many symphony orchestras in North America, among them Montreal, Houston, San Francisco, San Antonio, Edmonton and Calgary as well as the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa. As a baroque specialist, Miss Monoyios has appeared throughout Europe in numerous productions of baroque operas. Her most interesting collaborations have been performing
Lully's Atys at the Paris Opera with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Handel's Alcina with Jos van Immerseel in Antwerp and Purcell's Fairy Queen conducted by Trevor Pinnock in Lisbon. Most recently, Miss Monoyios won critical acclaim for her portrayal of the title role in Handel's Almira at the Bremen Opera and in recording. Miss Monoyios can be heard on many record labels, among them Deutsche Grammophon Archiv, Sony Vivarte, EMI, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Erato. Among her favorite recordings are Bach's St. Matthew Passion with John Eliot Gardiner for Deutsche Grammophon which she recorded at Snape Maltings during a Nato blitz and Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, also with Mr. Gardiner, recorded live in the Church of San Marco in Venice.
Miss Monoyios teaches privately and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and gives master classes and lectures throughout North America and Europe on Baroque performance practice for singers. In her spare time, Miss Monoyios enjoys wilderness white-water canoeing above the Arctic Circle with her husband and daughter.