Born in Bratislava (Slovakia), soprano Simona Šaturová began her musical education with violin lessons at the age of five. After graduating from high school, she studied singing at the Bratislava Conservatory and attended various master classes, including ones led by the Romanian soprano Ileana Cotrubas and the vocal expert Margreet Honig, with whom she continues to coach. Today Simona Šaturová is internationally sought after on the opera stage as well as on the concert platform, and works with many renowned conductors and orchestras.

She has performed in New York, Dallas, Oslo, Toronto, Istanbul, at the Salzburg Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, in Japan, Israel and Venezuela, at the Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra Roma, the Lucerne Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Musical partners include Christoph Eschenbach, Herbert Blomstedt, Adam Fischer, Iván Fischer, Sylvain Cambreling, Manfred Honeck, Tomáš Netopil, Kent Nagano, Christopher Hogwood, Antonello Manacorda and Jakub Hrusa.

Since jumping in on short notice as Ilia (Idomeneo) at the Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels in 2010, she has regularly returned to the house as Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Sandrina (La finta giardiniera), Servilia (Titus), Gilda (Rigoletto), Ismene (Mitridate), Lucio Cinna (Lucia Silla), and most recently as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and as Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) last season.

Simona Šaturová’s great success as Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) with the Aalto-Theater in Essen and the Semperoper Dresden led to a close association with both houses. In addition to numerous performances at the National Theatre in Prague, the soprano has also appeared on the stages of the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, the Frankfurt Opera, the Theater an der Wien, the Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, the Opéra de Monte Carlo and the Megaron in Athens. Her repertoire includes the roles of Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Elettra (Idomeneo), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Celia (Lucio Silla) and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus).

As a concert and oratorio singer, Simona Šaturová has also made a name for herself internationally. Concert highlights of recent years include appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the MDR Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic and the Czech Philharmonic.

The 2020/2021 season sees Simona Šaturová perform the role of Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito) under Ben Glassberg at Opera de Rouen, as well as Donna Anna at the Prague National Theatre in a new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. To celebrate Beethoven’s anniversary year she will perform the 9th Symphony, both in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Kees Bakels, and in Vienna with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manfred Honeck with colleagues Maximilian Schmitt (tenor) and Tareq Nazmi (bass), as well as the oratorio Christus am Ölberge, which has a virtuosic soprano solo, with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and the designated chief conductor Michael Sanderling. With the Collegium 1704 under Vaclav Luks, she will perform arias by Mozart and her beloved Josef Myslivecek at the Mozart Festival in Augsburg.

Simona Šaturová’s many CD recordings are available on the Supraphon, hänssler classic and Classico labels as well as Carus Verlag and Sony/BMG. Her first solo recording with the NDR Radiophilharmonie conducted by Alessandro De Marchi was released on ORFEO in 2009 under the title ‘Haydn Arias’, for which she received the Editor's Choice Award from Gramophone Magazine. Further releases include her solo CD ‘Decade’ with virtuoso arias by W. A. Mozart and J. Mysliveček, the recording of Martinůs opera Ariane, and her latest CD release from 2018, Antonín Dvorák's Moravian Duets for Supraphon. At the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival the artist was awarded the scholarship prize of the Walter and Charlotte Hamel Foundation.

Further information can be found on the website of the artist www.saturova.com

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