Soprano Olivia Boen is quickly gaining momentum for the “sun-streaked top of her register” (Chicago Tribune) and “full-bodied, sparkling tone” (Cleveland Classical) on operatic, concert, and recital stages alike.
Plans for the 23/24 season include a return to the Staatsoper Hamburg for her second year in the Opernstudio with performances as Musetta in La bohème, as well as role debuts as Xenia in Boris Godunov, First Niece in Peter Grimes, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, and Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore. On the concert stage, Olivia makes her Elbphilharmonie Großer Saal debut as the title role in Schumann’s secular oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri.
“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
“…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…”
ResMusica – Jacques Schmitt