Olivia Boen

SOPRANO

""O GIOIA LA NUBE""
Il Segreto di Susanna
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Olivia Boen

(She/her) In the upcoming season, soprano Olivia Boen is welcomed back to Wigmore Hall in a recital with the French Song Exchange led by Dame Felicity Lott and François le Roux, and premieres at the London Song Festival in a programme of unknown works by Ivor Gurney. She will also appear in two new roles as the Countess Susanna in Wolf-Ferrari’s Il Segreto di Susanna and as Queen Mother in Jonathan Dove’s The Little Green Swallow with Guildhall Opera.

Verbier Festival
Atelier Lyrique, 2019
Ravinia Festival
Vocal Fellow, 2018
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Gerdine Young Artist , 2016
Oberlin College & Conservatory
Bachelor of Music in Voice, 2013-17
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Schedule

French Song Exchan...
Debussy Baudelaire songs

Wigmore Hall, 2021


The Little Green S...
Barbarina

Guildhall Opera, Mar-21

Il Segreto di Susa...
Countess Susanna

Guildhall Opera, Nov-20


Songs and Poetry b...
Ivor Gurney

London Song Festival, 7-Nov-20

Die Frau Ohne Scha...
Die Stimme des Falken

Verbier Festival, 2019

Die Zauberflöte
Erste Dame

Verbier Festival, 2019

Biography

In the upcoming season, soprano Olivia Boen is welcomed back to Wigmore Hall in a recital with the French Song Exchange led by Dame Felicity Lott and François le Roux, and premieres at the London Song Festival in a programme of unknown works by Ivor Gurney. She will also appear in two new roles as the Countess Susanna in Wolf-Ferrari’s Il Segreto di Susanna and as Barbarina in Jonathan Dove’s The Little Green Swallow with Guildhall Opera.
In 2019, she made her European debut at the Verbier Festival under the baton of Maestro Valery Gergiev as Die Stimme des Falken in Strauss’ Die Frau Ohne Schatten and as Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte with Maestro Stanislav Kochanovsky. In addition to opera, Olivia is particularly committed to new music; she has worked with Judith Weir personally on several of her song cycles, received awards for her performances of music by Thomas Adès, and will be featured as a soloist with Oberlin Conservatory’s Contemporary Music Ensemble on a digital release from the Oberlin Music label later this year.
Previous recital highlights include two outreach concerts hosted by the London Symphony Orchestra at St. Luke’s Church, her Wigmore Hall debut with the Prince Consort as a part of their Side-By-Side initiative, and a vocal fellowship with the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Her concert repertoire includes Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Handel’s Messiah.
Among the other protagonists, the American soprano Olivia Boen (First Lady) affirms her authority with an exemplary vocal projection, a rich sound, and perfect diction.
— Jacques Schmitt, ResMusica

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