Olga Peretyatko

I always try to learn from everybody on stage and backstage. We don't have to forget: thater is not only about you, it's teamwork. With this thought, everything will become different.
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by Binca L. Nica
May 15, 2021

INTRODUCTION

BIOGRAPHY

Olga Peretyatko, one of the world’s most sought-after sopranos, made her international break-through after winning Plácido Domingo’s prestigious Competition. Since then, she has been a regular guest in the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. Olga Peretyatko was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia and started her musical career singing in the children’s choir of the Mariinsky Theatre. She went on to study at the Hanns Eisler-Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and the opera studio at the Hamburg State Opera. She continues to receive major awards including the high distinction of Premio Franco Abbiati della Critica Musicale Italiana. Her uniquely compelling voice and stage allow Ms. Peretyatko to interpret a wide range of different roles. The soprano is predestined not only for Rossini roles such as Fiorilla (Il Turco in Italia), Berenice (L'occasione fa il ladro), Mathilde (Guillaume Tell), Anaï (Moïse et Pharaon) and Rosina, but also for humorous roles such as Adina (L'Elisir d'amore), Norina (Don Pasquale) or tragic figures such as Anna Bolena or La Traviata. 

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INTERVIEW

Our dear Olga, it’s an honour to have you on the cover of the 3rd/2021 issue of OPERA Charm Magazine! Thank you once again for your kind answer! Recently, your life has majorly changed due to your beautiful blessing, Maya. How does motherhood change you, personally and professionally (even vocally, why not)? Oh, everything became […]

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