Olga Mykytenko

olga-mykytenko

(soprano)

Olga Mykytenko has won several international awards: the Grand Prix at Maria Callas International Singing Contest (1997), 2nd prize and Special Award at Francisco Viňas Contest (1997) and 1st prize at the Queen Sonja International Song Competition (2003).

Her extraordinary musicality, solid voice technique, easy coloraturas and strong expression allow her to sing major parts from Iolanta, Mimì and Nedda to Gilda, Violetta and Lucia. In 1995–2003 Olga Mykytenko was engaged as a soloist at the National Opera of Ukraine in Kiev, where she made her debut. Since 2001 Mykytenko has frequently been invited to many European countries and opera scenes to perform major roles. Her repertoire includes the title role in Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta”, Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini” and Verdi’s “Luisa Miller”, Tatiana (Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”), Verdi’s Violetta (“La traviata”), Gilda (“Rigoletto”) and Amalia (“I Masnadieri”), Lucia (Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”), Puccini’s Mimì and Musetta (“La bohème”), Minnie (Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West”, stage dir. José Cura), Liu (“Turandot”) and Lauretta (“Gianni Schicchi”), Nedda (Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”), Bizet’s Micaëlá (“Carmen”) and Leïla (“Les Pêcheurs de perles”), Mozart’s Countess Almaviva (“Le nozze di Figaro”), Pamina (“The Magic Flute”), Donna Anna (“Don Giovanni”), etc. In 2012 she had made her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” and was immediately invited back to sing at the Festival as Antonia in Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” replacing Diana Damrau. Mykytenko has been a guest soloist at the Metropolitan Opera, Theater an der Wien, Mariinskiy Theatre, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Hamburg Staatsoper, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Welsh National Opera, Berliner Staatsoper, Norwegian Royal Opera, Hong Kong Opera Festival, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dresdener Semperoper, Liceu in Barcelona. She has also worked with renowned conductors, such as Vladimir Fedossejev, James Levine, Kirill Petrenko, Neeme Järvi among others.

 

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