Meet Olivia

American soprano Olivia Boen had an early start on the operatic stage when at the age of six, she appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as one of the gingerbread chorus children in Hänsel und Gretel. In the 2022-23 season, she comes full circle as she makes her debut as Gretel at the Staatsoper Hamburg, where she has joined the International Opera Studio. She also makes role debuts as Musetta (La bohème) and Anna (Nabucco), among others.

This summer, she returns home to Chicago to perform as the soprano soloist in Dvorak’s Stabat Mater under the baton of Carlos Kalmar with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.

About Olivia

“American Olivia Boen shone in her role debut in Hamburg as Musetta. Her “Quando men’ vo” was skillfully sung and, as always in this production, a beautiful moment to remember even days later. The member of the International Opera Studio should definitely be watched, her performance at Café Momus was highly promising.”

Opern- und Leben(s)gestalten – Oliver Groth

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“…full-bodied, sparkling tone…” – Mike Telin

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