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Olga Bezsmertna

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.

After graduating from the Kiev National Academy of Music in 2010 and after her brilliant victory in the Bertelsmann Foundation’s “Neue Stimmen” competition in 2011 Olga Bezsmertna was engaged as 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).

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.

She regularly works with important conductors such as Valéry Gergiev, Adam Fischer, Alain Altinoglu, James Conlon or Christian Thielemann and stage directors such as Marco Arturo Marelli, Sven-Eric Bechtholf or Adrian Noble.

In the 202/21 season Olga Bezsmertna will sing concerts with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and the Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden, she can be heard as Ghita in a concert version of Zemlinski’s Der Zwerg at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and will make her house and role debut as Diana in Cavalli’s La Calisto at La Scala in Milan.