Bio

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   Olena Tokar graduated from Music College in Lugansk and continued her studies at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in Kiev and University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig. She was a member of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival (2011) where she had the opportunity to take part in masterclasses with renowned artists including Ileana Cotrubas, Christa Ludwig, Michael Schade, and Alfred Brendel. 


Olena was a finalist at the Ferruccio Tagliavini competition in Austria (2012) and was a finalist at the Francisco Viñas competition. In the same year, she was awarded first prize at the Lortzing Competition, Leipzig and the ARD International Music Competition, Munich. She was a finalist at the renowned BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition (2013) and subsequently joined the BBC New Generation Artist scheme from 2013-15. 

Olena also continues her work as a member of Leipzig Opera with recent roles including Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Musetta La boheme, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Anna Nabucco and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro.  She made her debut as Mimi in La boheme at the Verbier Festival 2015, which closed an exciting 2014-15 season. Engagements this season and beyond include her continuing collaboration with Leipzig Opera and concerts in Slovenia, Mecklenberg, Hungary and The Netherlands.

 

Olena received the first Christine Kühne-Award at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in 2016.

 

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Repertoire

 

OPERA:


BELLINI Capuleti e Montecchi (Giulietta)
DONIZETTI Elisir D’Amore (Adina) 
DONIZETTI Don Pasquale (Norina) 
GLUCK Orfeo e Euridice 
GOUNOD Romeo et Juliet 
GOUNOD Faust
HANDELAlcina 
HANDEL Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra) 
HANDELAriodante
HANDELAdmeto (Antigona)
HUMPERDINCK Hansel und Gretel
MASSENET Manon
MOZART La clemza di Tito (Servillia) 
MOZART Idomeneo (Ilia) 
MOZART Die Zauberflote (Pamina) 
MOZART Lucio Silla (Giunia) 
MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna) 
MOZART Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
MOZART Cosi fan tutte (Despina)
MUSSORSKY Boris Godunov (Xenia) 
OFFENBACH Tales of Hoffman (Antonia)
PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta)
PUCCINI  La Boheme (Mimi)
RACHMANINOV Aleko
RIMSKI-KORSAKOV Snowmaiden
RIMSKI-KORSAKOV The Tsar’s Bride
STRAVINSKY Rake’s Progress 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Iolanta
VERDI  Falstaff (Nanetta)
 


CONCERT:


BRAHMS Requiem
CANTELOUBE Chants d`Auvergne 
D'ALBERT Die Seejungfräulein
GLIERE- Op.60 - Two poems for soprano and orchestra
HANDEL Lucrezia solo cantata
KORNGOLD Op.30  Passah Psalm
KORNGOLD Einfache Lieder
MAHLER Symphony No. 2
MAHLER Symphony No. 4
MOZART C Minor Mass
MOZART Exsultate Jubilate
MOZART Einfache Lieder
MOZART "Ch'io mi scordi di te"
ORFF Carmina Burana
PERGOLESI Stabat Mater
POULENC Stabat Mater
POULENC Gloria
PROKOFIEV Ophelia's Four Songs
RAVEL Vocalise
RESPIGHI Il Tramonto
STRAUSS Lieder 

 

 

 

 

 

Please contactSophie Robertson for a full repertoire list.