Meet Olivia

Chicago-born lyric soprano Olivia Boen is increasingly in demand both on the operatic stage and in the recital hall. In the 2022-23 season, she will make her role debuts as Musetta and Gretel at the Hamburg Staatsoper, where she will be joining the International Opera Studio. Also in 2022, Olivia makes her debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis in Beethoven’s concert aria “Ah, Perfido!” and performed her first Vier Letzte Lieder in the Barbican with Dominic Wheeler conducting the London Schools Symphony Orchestra.

She looks forward to returning to Oxford Lieder Festival for a mini-tour with the festival’s founder Sholto Kynoch in May 2022, featuring a programme which transports us back to Café Bazar in 1922 Salzburg, the meeting ground for some of the most influential musical and literary minds of the 20th century, revolving around the works of Debussy, Strauss, Ethel Smyth, de Falla, Berg, Syzmanowski and their friends.

Olivia is a current member of the Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange led by Dame Felicity Lott and François le Roux, a 2021 City Music Foundation Artist, and a Samling Artist.

About Olivia

“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.”

{Parmi les autres protagonistes, la soprano américaine Olivia Boen (1ère Dame) affirme son autorité avec une projection vocale exemplaire, une voix bien timbrée et une diction parfaite.}

ResMusica – Jacques Schmitt

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

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