The career of the well-known opera soloist Monika Falcon began as a child, when she sang on the pop scene together with her mother, Giulija, a performer known throughout Lithuania. However, it was the opera that changed Monika’s life – that’s how her and her lover’s paths crossed.
In the show “The World of Women”, Monika recalls how everything changed when she decided to move from the pop scene to the world of opera. Today, she does not hide it – this decision changed her whole life. However, at first, the opera scene was not very attractive to her.
“I fell in love with opera only in my second year at the Music and Theater Academy. At first, I wanted to study veterinary medicine, but now I can’t imagine that it could have been any other way,” says Monika.
Monika Falcon and Kristina Rimienė / TV3 photo.
When asked how she managed to establish herself in the world of opera and conquer the most famous stages, Monika claims without a doubt that it is only the merit of persistent work. And the courage to take risks. “I took a risk – I left everything here because I knew I could do more.” I felt, knew and wanted to improve more. I took a risk and left,” the opera soloist recalls.
She does not hide that everything has happened before – even very unpleasant things. But the most important thing is not to give up. On stage today, she sings in Lithuanian, Italian, English and German, and has also already sung with extremely famous opera singers.
Opera and love
Monika is also grateful to the opera for her husband, who is also involved in this world of music. The fact that the activities of the two are the same does not bring sparks into the couple’s life. In fact, the opposite is true!
“We are huge fans of each other as singers. For me, he is the best in the world – I fell in love with my husband because of his voice”, says Monika, who met her future husband in Vilnius, at the Opera and Ballet Theater.
Monika Sakalauskaitė got married / Personal album photo.
True, as the opera soloist reveals in the show, she never wanted a male singer. But the profession and the perseverance of the man finally brought them together. And yet, the woman wants to keep her personal life to herself: “We are not going on TV together yet – I want to keep my private life to myself.”
“The World by Women” – Sundays at 10 a.m. on TV3.
Monica Falcon (31 photo)