Meet Olivia

This season, soprano Olivia Boen is welcomed back to the Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange led by Dame Felicity Lott and François le Roux, will cover Donna Anna at Nevill Holt Opera, and will become a Samling Institute Young Artist.

She was a finalist in the 2021 Gold Medal Prize at the Guildhall School of Music hosted by the Barbican, where she sang a diverse programme of songs by Messiaen, Marx, Maconchy, and Rachmaninov, and arias from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Strauss’ Daphne, and Floyd’s Susannah.

Despite the pandemic, Olivia recently premiered at the London Song Festival in a recital of unknown works by Ivor Gurney and sang in a masterclass with Dame Lott hosted by Wigmore Hall, which is currently available for viewing on Wigmore Hall’s YouTube channel.

She is a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Opera Course, where she also received her Artist Masters with Distinction.

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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