Strauss | Vier letzte Lieder
May 27 - June 6,12,16 - 2014

Olga Bezsmertna, soprano

Olga Bezsmertna has been member of the ensemble at Vienna State Opera since February 2012, where she made a spectacular house debut as Dame in Hindemith's Cardillac conducted by Franz Welser-Möst: "From this superb voice certainly exciting things will be heard also in the popular repertoire in the near future." (Die Presse) As Contessa in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, she delievered brilliant performances in a series under Jérémie Rhorer and toured in this role with the Vienna State Opera to Hamburg Laeizshalle under the direction of Adam Fischer. In Vienna in the 2013/14 season Olga Bezsmertna performs i.a. Rosalinde (Fledermaus) under Bertrand de Billy, as soloist of Vier Letzten Lieder by Richard Strauss and also as Anna (Nabucco) and 1. Dame (Zauberflöte). At the Musikverein in Vienna she sings a recital of songs by Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, and she will give der debut at the Opéra de Limoges as Trovatore Leonora.

At the beginning of the 2012/13 season she will make her debut at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn with a recital of songs by Bach, Haendel, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Tchaikovsky. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the competition "Neue Stimmen" of the Bertelsmann Foundation Olga Bezsmertna will perform as the latest winner and as Neu Stimme 2011 during a gala at theater Gütersloh. Previously Olga Bezsmertna was elected NEUE STIMME 2011. The jury was chaired by Dominique Meyer. Prior to this, in summer 2011 she participated in the Young Singers Project in Salzburg.

In 2010 and in 2011 Olga Bezsmertna was among the finalists at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna. At the 2008 European Opera Singing competition DEBUT she won the first prize and the people’s choice as well as the Puccini award. In 2006 she received an award at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Vocal Competition in St. Petersburg, followed by an engagement at Oper Oder-Spree Festivalin 2007.

Her repertoire includes Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), Pamina (Zauberflöte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Micaela (Carmen), Marguerite (Faust), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Marfa (Die Zarenbraut), Tatjana (Eugen Onegin), Jolanthe (Iolanta), Zemfira (Aleko), Margherita (Mefistofele).

Olga Bezsmertna graduated from the Kiev National Academy of Music in Ukraine in 2010.