Olga Peretyatko (Soprano)|
Olga Peretyatko was born and raised in St. Petersburg. She started her musical career at the age of 15, singing in the children's choir of the Mariinsky Theatre. She completed a course as a choirmaster and then enrolled to study singing at the Hanns Eisler-Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. Olga Peretyatko has won several awards in international competitions such as Operalia, the opera competition organized by Plácido Domingo, where she won second prize.
From 2005 and 2007 Olga Peretyatko was a member of the opera studio at the Hamburg State Opera. In subsequent years she performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Berlin and Munich state operas, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, La Fenice in Venice, at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, and at the Festival La Folle journée de Nantes.
Olga Peretyatko gained international attention as Stravinsky's Rossignol in the acclaimed Robert Le Page production that premiered at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2010, followed by performances in Toronto, New York, Lyon and Amsterdam. She achieved great success in her role debuts as Adina in L'elisir d'amore in Lille, as Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Massimo Palermo, as Gilda in Rigoletto at La Fenice in Venice, as well as at the Festival Avenches.
In 2011, Olga Peretyatko debuted successfully as Giulietta (I Capuleti e I Montecchi) in Lyon and Paris. In Lausanne she made her debut in the title role of Handel's Alcina, and in Amsterdam she had her role debut as Fiorilla (ll Turco in Italia). Substituting for a colleague at the last minute, her performance of Adina in L'elisir d'amore during the Pfingstfestspiele in Baden-Baden was highly acclaimed by the media and the public, as was her debut Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She also received the highest acclaim at the Rossini Opera Festival (in Pesaro, Italy) as Matilde di Shabran, which was released on DVD in summer 2012.
In 2013, Olga Peretyatko's commitments included performances at the Mozart Weeks, at the Salzburg Festival, and at the Musikfest Bremen (Giunia in Lucio Silla); she also performed at the Vienna State Opera (Gilda in Rigoletto), at the Berlin State Opera (Marfa in the Tsar's Bride), and at the Hamburg State Opera (Adina in L'elisir d'amore, and Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos). She also debuted at the Verona Arena as Gilda in Rigoletto.
In 2014, performances include her debut at the Zurich Opera House (Gilda in Rigoletto), her debut at La Scala in Milan (Marfa in the Tsar's Bride), her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Elvira in I Puritani); as well as performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Adina in L'elisir d'amore), at the Festival in Aix-en-Provence (Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia), and at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia). She will also tour China with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, singing Vier letzte Lieder by Richard Strauss.
Olga Peretyatko has an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical. Her first solo CD 'La Bellezza del Canto' with arias from Rossini, Verdi, Donizetti, Massenet and Pucchini was released in 2011 and was highly acclaimed by press and audience. Her second CD, "Arabesque," was released in summer 2013, also to much critical acclaim.