MusicWise, Interviews

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 –
Music Director Donato Cabrera interviews soprano, Monica Yunus.

Monica Yunus has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages including The Metropolitan Opera, where she is a frequent presence. Her roles include Norina in Don Pasquale, Adina in L’Elisir D’Amore, Alice in Le Comte Ory, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Gilda in Rigoletto, Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera among many others. She can be seen in several Metropolitan Opera HD broadcasts ranging from The Magic Flute to Le Comte Ory to La Rondine.

Yunus is a graduate of The Juilliard School, and is the Co-Founding Director of the Sing for Hope charitable organization based in New York, whose mission is to make the arts available to all.

For her contributions to the field of arts activism, Yunus has been honored to give special performances at The United Nations and the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, and she received a 2009 DOHA 21st Century Leader Award in the category of Outstanding Humanitarian.