Simona Šaturová was born in Bratislava (Slovakia) and received her first violin lessons at the early age of five. She studied singing at the Bratislava Conservatory and attended various master classes, most notably with  Romanian soprano Ileana Cotrubas. Today, Simona Šaturová is internationally sought-after for both operatic and concert repertoire, and works together with many renowned conductors and orchestras.

The soprano has given guest performances in New York, Dallas, Oslo, Toronto, Istanbul, at the Salzburg Festival, Tanglewood Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, in Japan, Israel, Venezuela, at the Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra Roma, the Lucerne Festival, the Vienna Spring Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Conductors with whom she has worked include Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Herbert Blomstedt, Adam Fischer, Iván Fischer, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Neville Marriner, Sylvain Cambreling, Jiří Bělohlávek, Manfred Honeck, Tomáš Netopil, Kent Nagano, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Christopher Hogwood, Philippe Herreweghe and Helmuth Rilling.

Since her last-minute engagement as Ilia (Idomeneo) at the Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels in 2010, Simona Šaturová has regularly returned to this house, performing roles such as Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Sandrina (La finta giardiniera), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), as Gilda (Rigoletto), Ismene (Mitridate) and, last season, as Lucio Cinna in Mozarts Lucio Silla. Since her highly-acclaimed success as Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), she has also formed a close connection to the Aalto Theatre in Essen and the Semperoper in Dresden has also closely connected her with the Aalto Theatre and the Semperoper. In addition to numerous performances at Prague’s National Theatre, Simona Šaturová has also performed on stage at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Opera Frankfurt, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Opéra de Monte Carlo, Theater an der Wien and Megaron Concert Hall in Athens. Her repertoire also includes the roles of Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Elettra (Idomeneo), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) and Adele (Die Fledermaus). Of particular interest in the 2019/20 season is her return to the Théatre de la Monnaie for the new production of Mozart’s Da Ponte operas, where she will sing both Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro).


Simona Šaturová has deservedly made a name for herself internationally as a concert and oratorio singer. Highlights of recent years include appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, mdr Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Tonkünstlerorchester Wien and the Czech Philharmonic. She began the new season in Cologne with Bruckner’s Te Deum and Mahler’s 4th Symphony on the occasion of Cristian Macelaru’s inaugural concerts as new WDR chief conductor Cristian Macelaru Dvoráks te deum and the 4th Mahler, followed by Exsultate, jubilate under Leopold Hager in Porto. She will sing Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge in Prague and various concerts with his 9th Symphony, as well as Missa solemnis with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Simona Šaturová has also featured on CD recordings for the Supraphon, hänssler classic, Classico, Carus Verlag and Sony/BMG labels. In 2009, Orfeo released her first solo recording with the NDR Radiophilharmonie under the title Haydn Arias, labelled ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Gramophone Magazine. In 2014, her solo recording Decade with arias by Mozart and Mysliveček was released, followed by Martinu’s opera Ariane in 2016 and, in April 2018, her latest CD with Antonín Dvorák’s Moravian Duets (Supraphon).  At the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Simona Šaturová was awarded the ‘Förderpreis der Walter und Charlotte Hamel-Stiftung’ (Advancement Prize of the Walter and Charlotte Hamel Foundation).

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