Lauded by the Financial Times for her “resonant, bright-voiced soprano,” Olga Tolkmit returns to the Helikon Opera ensemble in the 2017-18 season for her first performances of Maria in Mazeppa, and reprises her acclaimed performances of Liu in Turandot, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Nedda in I Pagliacci. She also returns to Bard Summerscape in her role debut as Tamara in Rubinstein’s The Demon. Last season she joined Bard Summerscape for Xenia of Dvorak’s rarely performed opera Dmitrij, and sang Micaela in Carmen, Liu in Turandot, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Nedda in I Pagliacci with Helikon Opera.
The soprano made her American debut in 2013 as Electra in Sergei Taneyev’s Oresteia at the Bard Summerscape Festival, a recording of which is now available via the American’s Symphony Orchestra’s private label, The Orchard. Also last season, she sang solo performances of arias and songs of Handel, Bach, Schubert, and Giordani on a tour to cities throughout Japan. Her previous international recitals include performances in Finland, Norway, Italy, and Germany.
Ms. Tolkmit was a finalist in the 2011 Elena Obraztsova International Competition for Young Opera Singers and holds a degree from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory.
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