Olga Bezsmertna

Since her spectacular role debuts as Rusalka with Piotr Beczala and as Rachel in La Juive with Neil Shicoff’s legendary Eleazar at the Vienna State Opera in 2015,  Olga Bezsmertna, hailed  “the magnificent voice” by the Austrian newspaper Die Presse, has established herself as one of today’s most impressive singers of her generation.

This season she sings  a.o. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Contessa Le Nozze di Figaro at Teatro alla Scala. Upcoming plans include Freia / Das Rheingold and Gutrune / Die Götterdämnerung at la Scala, Sifare / Mitridate with les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset at Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris.

Recent appearances include the title role in Emma Dante’s new production of Rusalka at La Scala in Milan,  Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust at the Sigulda Opera Festival in Latvia,  the Duchess of Parma in Doktor Faust at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and 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.

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).

Olga 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.

Representation exclusive for France, UK and North America

Dvorak : Rusalka (moon aria)

Mozart : Cosi Fan Tutte

Dvorak : Rusalka (opening scene)

Verdi : Otello

Mozart : Le Nozze di Figaro

Tchaikovsky : Eugene Onegin