Bio: Monica Danilov received her BM in Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music and completed her MM in Vocal Performance from the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College (CUNY) under the tutelage of Patricia McCaffrey.
She was chosen to participate in the master class entitled ¨Music for the Masses¨ at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, with renowned conductor Kent Tritle.
She has worked with conductors such as Jun Nakabayashi, Alan Gilbert, Dante Ranieri, Kent Tritle, Richard Barrett, Oliver Grangean, Ricardo Jaramillo, Rodolfo Fischer, Carmen Helena Tellez, Marc Moncusí, Gerassim Voronkov, and with directors like Mitch Sebastian, Dona Vaughn, Yefim Maizel, Natalia Menendez, Jose Dario Innella, and others.
She debuted “Beauty, Grief and Grandeur” (world premier) by Marjorie Merryman, directed by Kent Tritle and Jose Mauricio Nuñes Garcia´s “Requiem” (US Premier).
She has sung at important venues and in countries like: Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Americas Society, 92nd Street Y, Avery Fischer Hall (NY), Memorial Auditorium (Sacramento, CA), Cairo Opera House, Salle IBN Radio Algerienne (Algeria), Accra Ghana, Israel and has worked in Colombia and in South America in theatres such as Museo Nacional de Bogotá, Teatro Metropoliano de Medellín, Pablo Tobon de Medellin, en el Teatro Colsubsidio de Bogotá, Teatro Colon in Bogota and Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.
She debuted in 2016 in Poulenc´s ¨Gloria¨ with the Colombian National Symphony and sang again with them a few months later in ¨El Cerco de Numancia¨ by Miguel Cervantes (production by Colombia´s Ministry of Cultural affairs and Teatro Colon), where she sang an aria from Agrippina by Händel at the celebration of the signing of the Colombian Peace Treaty. This production won the India Catalina prize for 2017: Best Production of Public Interest. She also sang the role of Angel in Mendelssohn´s Elijah at the Teatro Colon of Bogota (September 2017). She also was the mezzo soloist in Pergolesi´s Stabat Mater with the EAFIT Symphony (2018).
Danilov also has experience in Musical Theatre as Maria in The Sound of Music, produced by MISI PRODUCCIONES (performed 42 times), directed and choreographed by Mitch Sebastian, and recently the role of Aldonza/Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha performed at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo in Bogota, Colombia (2016).
She has sung important roles in Zarzuela and Opera such as Aurora La Beltrana in ¨Doña Francisquita¨ by Vives with Prolirica de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia (2016) and Clarita in ¨La del Manojo de Rosas¨ by Sorozabal (2017). She performed two years in a row, the role of Paula in ¨Florencia en el Amazonas¨ by Daniel Catan, Mercedes in the opera Carmen, Flora Bervoix in la Traviata (2018), Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and the title role of Dido in Dido and Aeneas (2019).
Her future engagements include performing the role of Dido in Dido and Aeneas for the third time at Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo (2019), Maria in Astor Piazzolla´s ¨Maria de Buenos Aires¨ at the Teatro Colsubsidio and Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor.