Praised in the Washington Post for her "fluid mezzo soprano" and "delicious acting”, Mexican-American mezzo-soprano Mónica Soto-Gil Salas has gained recognition on the operatic, recital and concert stages in Europe, the United States and Latin America. In the 2019-2020 season, Salas was scheduled to perform the roles of Mettella and Louis in a reimagining of Offenbach’s La Vie parisienne titled Münchner Leben premiering in the Cuvilliéstheater in Munich’s historic court theatre of the Residenz. She was also scheduled to appear in various concert venues in Germany including a summer festival concert in Munich’s Brunnenhof. In the 2018-2019 season, Salas was seen on concert stages with Musica Sacra, performing as alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, as a guest artist of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s UniCredit Festspiel-Nacht, and as soloist in the historic St. Pauls Kirche in Munich. She recently completed a training program with Werkmünchen where she performed scenes as the Komponist from Ariadne auf Naxos.
Operatic highlights include Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia , Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas , and Sarah Pocket in Argento’s Ms. Havisham’s Fire as a member of the Maryland Opera Studio. Salas was also seen as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Young Artists of America Orchestra and Chorus, as the Alto soloist in the Mozart Requiem with the Capital City Symphony, and in a concert of Mahler's works with the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
Salas holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland, where she studied with Delores Ziegler as well as a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied with the late Edward Zambara. Currently, the California-native resides in Munich, Germany where she studies with Ms. Brigitte Fassbaender.