Olga Mykytenko


Olga Mykytenko

Olga Mykytenko made her stage début in her native Ukraine where, from 1995–2003, she was engaged at the Kiev National Opera. Two concerts in Kiev, in which she sang duets with Renato Bruson and José Carreras, marked important first steps towards her international career.

In 2007 Olga Mykytenko made her début at the Metropolitan Opera New York as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi under the baton of James Levine. In June 2012 she made her début at the Bavarian State Opera Munich as Fiordiligi, followed by an immediate re-invitation in July to sing Antonia in Le contes d‘ Hoffmann during the Munich Opera Festival. Essen’s Aalto Theatre, a house she has been closely connected to for several seasons, offered her the opportunity, in 2012/13, to add the roles of the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and Pamina to her repertoire; at the Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile she sang her first Donna Anna. In Spring 2013 she covered Diana Damrau in La Traviata at the New York MET.

Olga Mykytenko is a regular guest in many important European opera houses. Her previous engagements include Tatjana in Lyon; Violetta in Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Riga, Brussels, Lisbon, as well as at the Hong Kong Opera Festival; Musetta in Franco Zeffirelli’s production at the Rome Opera; Mimi in Oslo and at the State Operas of Berlin and Hamburg; Gilda in Liège and Hamburg; Liu at the Berlin State Opera, Welsh National Opera, Greek National Opera and the Savonlinna Opera Festival; Nedda in Savonlinna, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Lucia in Essen and at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

In January 2012 she sang the title roles in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Rachmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini at the Theater an der Wien. The following year she sang with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 14. More recently she has sung Luisa Miller in Naples (2015), Donna Anna at the Deutsche Opera am Rhein, Mimi at the Semper Oper Dresden (2015) and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 14 with the Israel Camerata. She has also sung Nedda at the Metropolitan Opera (2016), Contessa at the Liceu in Barcelona and Mahler’s Das klagende Lied in a concert featuring Shostakovich’s From Jewish Folk Poetry with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Last season saw her sing again with the BSO for Rachmaninov’s The Bells and with the Berliner Philharmoniker in a programme of Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben and Skoryk’s Three Wedding Songs.

Olga Mykytenko has won several international awards including the Grand Prix at the Maria Callas Competition in Athens (1997), 2nd prize and Special Award at the Francisco Viñas Contest in Barcelona (1997) and 1st prize at the Queen Sonja Competition in Oslo (2003).

Georges Bizet – Carmen – Micaela
Savonlinna Opera Festival
Georges Bizet – Les pêcheurs de perles – Leila
Theater Essen
Gaetano Donizetti -L’elisir d’amore – Adina
National Opera of Ukraine Kiev, Theater Essen
Gaetano Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor – Lucia
National Opera of Ukraine Kiev, Theater Essen
Ruggero Leoncavallo – Pagliacci – Nedda
Savonlinna Opera Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Cosi fan tutte – Fiordiligi
Theater Essen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni – Donna Anna
Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro – Contessa
Theater Essen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Zauberflöte – Pamina
Theater Essen
Giacomo Puccini – Gianni Schicchi – Lauretta
Metropolitan Opera New York
Giacomo Puccini – La Bohème – Mimi
Theater Essen, Landestheater Salzburg, Staatsoper Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg, Den Norske Opera Oslo, Festival Castell de Peralada, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Kungliga Operan Stockholm
Giacomo Puccini – La Bohème – Musetta
National Opera of Ukraine Kiev, Teatro dell’ opera Roma
Giacomo Puccini – Turandot – Liu
Welsh National Opera Cardiff, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Staatsoper Berlin, Theater Essen, Teatro municipal Santiago del Chile
Jacques Offenbach – Les contes d’ Hoffmann – Antonia
Theater Essen
Sergei Rachmaninov – Francesca da Rimini – Francesca
Theater an der Wien
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Carskaja nevesta (The Tsar’s Bride) – Marfa
National Opera of Ukraine Kiev
Gioacchino Rossini – Il barbiere di Siviglia – Rosina
National Opera of Ukraine Kiev
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Iolanta – Iolanta
Theater an der Wien
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Yevgeny Onegin – Tatyana
Opéra National de Lyon
Giuseppe Verdi – Luisa Miller – Luisa
Theater Essen
Giuseppe Verdi – I masnadieri – Amalia
Oper Frankfurt, Opéra national de Montpellier
Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto – Gilda
National Opera of Ukraine Kiev, Malmö Opera, Opéra Royal de Wallonie Liège, Staatsoper Hamburg, Kungliga Operan Stockholm
Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata – Violetta
National Opera of Ukraine Kiev, Latvian National Opera Riga, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Teatro nacional de São Carlos Lisboa, Oper Köln, Welsh National Opera Cardiff, Staatsoper Hamburg, Kungliga Operan Stockholm, Metropolitan Opera New York (cover)
Ludwig van Beethoven
9th Symphony
Johannes Brahms
Ein deutsches Requiem
Gabriel Fauré
Joseph Haydn
Die Schöpfung
Gustav Mahler
2nd Symphony
4th Symphony
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Carl Orff
Carmina Burana
Gioacchino Rossini
Stabat Mater
Dmitry Shostakovich
14th Symphony
Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem

  1. Mascagni - Son pochi fiori - Olga Mykytenko
  2. Puccini - Chi il bel sogno di Doretta - Olga Mykytenko
  3. Puccini: La bohème, Quando m'en vo (Musetta)
  4. Puccini: Turandot, Tu che di gel sei cinta
  5. Shostakovich: Symphony no. 14 (excerpt)
  6. Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, Arioso (Iolanta)
  7. Verdi: Rigoletto, Caro nome (Gilda)
  8. Gounod: Faust, L'air des bijoux (Marguerite)