Olga Bezsmertna

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Olga Bezsmertna
Bezsmertna in 2011
Born (1983-08-06) 6 August 1983 (age 40)
Bohuslav, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
EducationKyiv Conservatory
OccupationOperatic soprano

Olga Bezsmertna (Ukrainian: Ольга Безсмертна, romanizedOlha Bessmertna; born 6 August 1983[1][2]) is a Ukrainian operatic soprano based at the Vienna State Opera. She was engaged there after winning the Neue Stimmen competition in 2011, and soon performed leading roles such as Dvořák's Rusalka and Rachel in Halévy's La Juive. She appeared as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Zürich Opera House, as Diana in Cavalli's La Calisto at La Scala in Milan, and as the Countess in Mozart's Figaro at the Bavarian State Opera.


Olga Bezsmertna was born in Bohuslav.[3] She studied voice at the Kyiv Conservatory, graduating in 2010.[4] Already in 2007, she was engaged at the Oder-Spree Festival.[2] Bezsmertna was successful at several international competitions between 2006 and 2011.[5][6] When she won the first prize of the Neue Stimmen in 2011,[7][8][9] Dominique Meyer, director of the Vienna State Opera led the jury, and engaged her for his house the following year. Her first role there was Lora in Wagner's Die Feen on 19 March 2012.[10] Ten days later, she appeared as The Lady in Hindemith's Cardillac.[10] She further performed there as both Pamina and the First Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and The Countess in Figaro. In 2014, she appeared in the title role of Dvořák's Rusalka[11] and the following year Rachel in Halévy's La Juive.[12] At the Vienna Opera Ball 2015, Bezsmertna sang the aria "Dove sono" from Figaro.[13] In summer 2015, the singer made her debut as Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio at the Salzburg Festival, staged by Claus Guth and conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.[14][15] Bezsmertna sang in Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae at the Salzburg Festival,[16] and made her debut at Zürich Opera House as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin in the 2017/2018 season.[6][17][18] In 2021, she made her role and house debut as Diana in Cavalli's La Calisto at La Scala.[19] In 2022, she appeared as the Countess at the Bavarian State Opera.[7][20]

Bezsmertna has performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin,[4] the Staatstheater Wiesbaden[21] and with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern.[22] She works with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Ádám Fischer, Alain Altinoglu, James Conlon and Christian Thielemann.[23]

Bezsmertna is married and mother of two children.[2][24] Her husband studied theology.[13]



  1. ^ Bertelsmann Stiftung, Finalteilnehmer 2011 (in German)
  2. ^ a b c Künstlergespräch mit Olga Bezsmertna Stretta, Freunde der Wiener Staatsoper, March 2018, p. 6 (in German)
  3. ^ "People". Большой театр – официальный сайт [Bolshoi]. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Biografie Olga Bezsmertna". Salzburger Festspiele (in German). Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b Wersin, Michael. "DEBUT 2008: Olga Bezsmertna, 25-jährige Sopranistin, gewann "Goldene Viktoria" – neue musikzeitung". nmz (in German). Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b c "Bezsmertna Olga". Ost-West Musikfest. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  7. ^ a b c "Olga Bezsmertna". Bavarian State Opera (in German). 2022. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Rückblick – NEUE STIMMEN 1987–2020, 2011". Bertelsmann Stiftung (in German). 15 June 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Die NEUEN STIMMEN 2011 feiern eine Gewinnerin". Bertelsmann Stiftung (in German). 10 July 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Vorstellungen mit Olga Bezsmertna". Vienna State Opera (in German). 2022. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  11. ^ Wagner, Renate (13 March 2022). "Wien / Staatsoper: Rusalka". Online Merker (in German). Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  12. ^ "La Juive". www.operinwien.at (in German). Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  13. ^ a b Schaur-Wünsch, Teresa. "Olga Bezsmertna: Figaros Gräfin auf dem Opernball". Die Presse (in German). Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Salzburger Festspiele 2015: Fidelio". Online Musik Magazin (in German). 14 August 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  15. ^ "Beethoven, Fidelio". myfidelio (in German). Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  16. ^ "Salzburger Festspiele 2016: Die Liebe der Danae". Online Musik Magazin (in German). 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  17. ^ Gerosa, Tobias (26 September 2017). "OPER: Grosse Gefühle auf grünem Gras". Luzerner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  18. ^ Kardos, Anna (26 September 2017). "Opernhaus Zürich – "Jewgeni Onegin": Liebe auf den letzten Blick". St. Galler Tagblatt (in German). Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  19. ^ Petazzi, Paolo (30 January 2022). "MILÁN / Christophe Rousset triunfa con 'La Calisto' en la Scala". Scherzo (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  20. ^ "Olga Bezsmertna als Contessa in "Le nozze di Figaro" in München". klassik-heute.de/ (in German). 28 February 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  21. ^ "WIR 8, Ernest Chausson "Poème de l'amour et de la mer" für Sopran und Orchester Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Sinfonie Nr. 4 "Italienische"". Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (in German). Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  22. ^ "SCHØNWANDT – MOZART". DRP-Orchester.de (in German). 27 June 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  23. ^ "Olga Bezsmertna". Hilbert Artists Management (in German). 4 January 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  24. ^ "OLGA BEZSMERTNA: "Wienerisch" am Naschmarkt gelernt". Online Merker (in German). 13 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  25. ^ a b "FOUR LAST SONGS". ERSO. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2022.

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