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Since her spectacular role debuts as Rusalka next to Piotr Beczala and as Rachel in La Juive next to Neil Shicoff’s legendary Eleazar at the Vienna State Opera in 2014/15, the “magnificent voice” (Die Presse) Olga Bezsmertna has established herself as one of today’s most impressive young singers.
In the 22/23 season, Olga Bezsmertna will perform amongst others the title role in Emma Dante’s new production of Rusalka at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In the summer of 2023, she will return to the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma to sing in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and she will be perfoming the role of Marguerite in Goundod’s Faust at the Sigulda Opera Festival in Latvia. Most recently, she appeared as the Duchess of Parma in Doctor Faust at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and as Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Semperoper Dresden.
In 2021/22 she sang Ghita in a concert version of Zemlinski’s Der Zwerg at the George Enescu Festival in Budapest and made her house and role debut as Diana in Cavalli’s La Calisto at La Scala. She returned to Milan in May ’22 as Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Many planned engagements in 2020/21 fell victim to the Covid-pandemic cancellations. Amongst them were appearances at the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona as Tatjana (Eugene Onegin), at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma as Jenufa, and at the Bavarian State Opera as Alice Ford (Falstaff). It was possible for Ms. Bezsmertna to sing concerts with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and the Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden, though.
In 2015 Olga Bezsmertna made her Salzburg Festival debut as Marzelline in a new production of Fidelio (directed by Claus Guth and conducted by Franz Welser-Möst) alongside Jonas Kaufmann and Adrianne Pieczonka. She also appeared at the Salzburg Festival in Strauss’ Die Liebe der Danae.
After graduating from the Kiev National Academy of Music in 2010 and her brilliant victory in the Bertelsmann Foundation’s “Neue Stimmen” competition in 2011, Olga Bezsmertna became an ensemble member at the Vienna State Opera, where she has since sung numerous important roles, including Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Liù (Turandot), Mimí (La Bohème), Mélisande (Pélleas et Mélisande), Tatjana (Eugene Onegin), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Alice Ford (Falstaff).
She regularly works with renowned conductors such as Adam Fischer, Alain Altinoglu, James Conlon or Christian Thielemann and stage directors such as Marco Arturo Marelli, Sven-Eric Bechtholf or Adrian Noble.
May 2023 – For the most recent biography, please contact Bartosz Jakobczak