Biography

        Monica Schober specializes in Classic Song recitals of the Viennese émigré composers who came to Hollywood in the first half of the 20th Century. You can find out more about her recital series "Songs By Way of Vienna" here.

       Her performance of Wagner’s “Wesendonk Lieder” and songs of Strauss, Wolf and Brahms at NY Steinway Hall with her brother, pianist Dr. Michael Schober has been featured on Japan’s NHKTV. They have performed their site specific performance pieces featuring German language Art Song at the New School/Parsons School of Design in New York and most recently in Los Angeles at “Live at the Lounge”.

       In recent years Ms Schober has moved further into the dramatic opera repertoire, being encouraged and coached by such luminaries as Brigitte Fassbänder, Christa Ludwig and Jeanine Altmeyer. She has coached theatrical German with Wolfgang Schilly and operatic repertoire with David Aaronson of the Vienna State Opera.

         Monica made her dramatic soprano debut as Siegrune with the Virginia Opera in Wagner’s “Die Walküre”, where she also covered the roles of Fricka and Sieglinde. She was the soprano soloist at Disney Concert Hall performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Beethoven Ninth Symphony under the baton of Alexander Mickelthwate. She has sung the mother in Humperdink’s “Hansel und Gretel” with Pacific Repertory Opera and made her European debut singing Robert Pobitschka's “Kyrie gewidmet an die Natur” accompanied by the composer in the Haydn Saal at Schloss Esterhazy.

         She is a vocal support specialist at VoiceUnbound.com where she helps vocalists and their teachers find the support they need to reveal and develop their extraordinary gifts.

 

      Ms Schober is also an accomplished water colorist and graphic artist. Her work can be found in private homes, on CD covers and promotional materials.

Los Angeles, United States

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