Béatrice Uria-Monzon Mezzo-soprano


Béatrice Uria-Monzon has sung the title role in Carmen on the stages of many of the world’s great theatres (Paris, Berlin, Toulouse, New York, Munich, Madrid, the Chorégies d’Orange, Zurich, Barcelona…), However, her career is not limited to that role alone, even if it has been an important one in her professional development. Indeed, she has performed many of the key roles in the French repertoire: Mother Marie of the Incarnation (Dialogues des Carmélites), Hérodiade (Massenet), Charlotte (Werther) and, in particular, Berlioz’s heroines: Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust), Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict), and Didon (Les Troyens), a role she played in Berlin and at the Marseille Opera alongside Roberto Alagna. Béatrice Uria -Monzon has also played a host of other roles including Leonora (La Favorite) in Montpellier, Bordeaux and Liège, Eboli (Don Carlo) in Houston, the Berlin Staatsoper, London’s Royal Opera House, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Vienna Staatsoper and Milan’s La Scala, Amneris (Aida) in Marseille, Adalgisa (Norma) in Monte Carlo and Lausanne, Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) at the Chorégies d’Orange, Marseille and Zurich. In addition, she has played Judith (Bluebeard’s Castle) and Ghita (Der Zwerg) at the Paris Opera, Venus (Tannhäuser) at the Paris Opera, the Rome Opera, Barcelona’s Liceu and the Rhine Opera, the title role in Cléopâtre (Massenet), Didon and Cassandre (Les Troyens), Margared (Le Roi d’Ys), Chimène (Le Cid) and Laura (La Gioconda) at the Marseille Opera, the Great Vestal (Spontini’s La Vestale) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Léonor (La Favorite) at the Monte Carlo Opera and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Didon (Les Troyens) and the title role in Tosca at the Berlin Staatsoper, the Paris Opera and Milan’s La Scala. She also sang the role of Didon in a concert version of Les Troyens at the Grand Theatre in Geneva and performed in the Bastille Day concert on the Champ de Mars in Paris. More recently, she played Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) and sang the title role in La Gioconda at the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels. She also performed the title role in Adriana Lecouvreur in Saint-Etienne and appeared as Elena (Boito’s Mefistofele) at the Chorégies d’Orange, and then as Madeleine de Coigny (Andrea Chénier) at the Tours Opera. She also sang in the world premiere production of Luca Francesconi’s Trompe-la-Mort at the Paris Opera. During the 2019-2020 season, she sang the role of Queen Marguerite (Yvonne Princesse de Bourgogne) at the Paris Opera and Elena (Mefistofele) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. She will be performing the role of Carmen again at the Stade de France in September 2020.

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