Olga Zaitseva (soprano)
Olga Zaitseva graduated from Estonian Academy of Music and theatre in 2012 having studied with Docent Pille Lill and Prof. Jaakko Ryhänen. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Vocal Pedagogy. She has participated in the master classes of Prof. Ingrid Kremling, Elizabeth Wilke and Yandwiga Rappé in Poland. Zaitseva has won the 1st prize at the singing competition “Song has a Woman’s Face” (St. Petersburg, 2008), a special prize at the 3rd and 7th international competition “Opera, the soul of mountains” (Poland, 2008 and 2012). She has also participated in Kaludia Taev singing competition and won 2 special prizes at the 2nd national vocalists’ competition dedicated to Vello Jürna. In 2015 she won the Crystal Shoe Award by the Estonian Theatre Union to a young theatre professional for remarkable stage works: Almirena (Händel’s “Rinaldo”) and Giannetta (Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”). Her repertoire includes the Queen (Verdi’s “Aida”), Barbarina (mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”), the 2nd flower girl (Wagner’s “Parsifal”), Tebaldo (Verdi’s “Don Carlo”), Shepherdess (Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortilèges”), Frasquita (Bizet’s “Carmen”), Rimsky-Korsakov’s Kupava (“The Snow Maiden” concert performance) and Maiden (“The Tsar’s Bride”) and the soprano part in Fauré’s Requiem Op. 48. In 2010 Zaitseva joined Estonian National Opera.