Soprano Ann Monoyios concertizes extensively throughout Europe and North America in a wide variety of repertory including opera, oratorio, chamber music and recitals. Although primarily a specialist in the performance of baroque and classical music, her repertory extends from Bach to Grieg, Britten and de Falla. She has collaborated with the leading baroque specialists, 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 Asia with Tafelmusik, and can be heard on their recordings of Haydn sacred works, notably The Creation. She has been guest soloist with many symphony orchestras in North America, among them Montreal, Houston, San Francisco, San Antonio and the National Arts Centre. As a baroque specialist, Ms. Monoyyios has appeared throughout Europe in 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. She can be heard on many record labels. Among her favourite recordings are Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with John Eliot Gardiner, which she recorded at Snape Maltings during a NATO blitz; and Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, also with Mr. Gardiner, recorded live in the Church of San Marco in Venice.
Ann Monoyios teaches privately and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and gives master classes and lectures throughout North America and Europe, notably at the the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. In her spare time, Ann enjoys wilderness white-water canoeing above the Arctic Circle with her husband and daughter.