Olga Shyp, soprano, a native of Ukraine, is a graduate of the Odessa State Musical Academy (formerly known as Odessa State Conservatory). She has sung numerous operatic roles including Despina, Cosi Fan Tutte; Adina, L'Elisir d'Amore; Norina, Don Pasquale; Violetta, La Traviata; Silberklang, Der Schauspieldirektor; Lucie, The Telephone; Tonina, Primo la Musica, Poi le Parole; Oksana, Zaporozhets Beyond the Danube; La Chauve-Souris, L'Enfant et les Sortiléges; the title role in Rimsky-Korsakov's Snow Maiden.
An accomplished recitalist and oratorio soloist, Olga has performed in the United States and toured Western and Eastern Europe. Her oratorio repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, Brahms' Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, J.S. Bach's Magnificat, Johannes Passion and Matteus Passion.
Olga combines her career of a classical singer with other related activities, such as conducting, directing and teaching. Her most recent engagement was directing and appearance in the Opera Shorts Festival at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall on October 1, 2010 presented by Remarkable Theater Brigade. Olga's other engagements with this company include a fundraiser for Haiti, Opera Shorts at Carnegie Hall (2009), Emerging Composers Chamber Operas concert (in collaboration with Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music), performing in a master class with Marvin Hamlisch and directing a concert of opera scenes for its 2009 Young Artist Program.
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