The young Russian soprano, Olga Pudova, is fast becoming one of the most exciting coloratura sopranos of our age.
This season, engagements include her US opera debut as Königin der Nacht with Opera Philadelphia, as well as productions of Die Zauberflöte at the Opéra Comique, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and on tour in Japan with the Komische Oper Berlin. Olga will join the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España for Rachmaninov’s The Bells and will appear at the AIDS-GALA in Düsseldorf. Future engagements include a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos at The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Semperoper, Dresden; and her debut at The Dallas Opera. Olga continues to be a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg where this season she will be singing Amina in La Sonnambula, Marie in La fille du regiment, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the title role in Snow Maiden.
Recent career highlights include Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Bayersiches Staatsoper; Gilda in Rigoletto at the Soirées Lyriques de Sanxay in France, Die Zauberflöte at the Wiener Staatsoper (new production), Bayerische Staatsoper, Opera national de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Regio Torino, Edinburgh Festival, Budapest, Opernhaus Mannheim, Festival d’Aix en Provence, Komische Oper Berlin, Opera de Nice, Opera de Bordeaux and at the Vlaamse Opera in Ghent and Antwerp; as well as the Mariinsky Theatre.
She sang Giunia in a tour of Lucio Silla to Philharmonie de Paris, Le Volcan de Le Havre, Theater an der Wien, Festival de Aix-en-Provence, Opera Royal de Versailles and at Komische Oper Berlin, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos at Opernhaus Zurich, Rigoletto at Latvian National Opera, Riga, as well as numerous appearances at the Mariinsky Theatre where titles include Il Barbiere di Siviglia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les contes d’Hoffmann, The Golden Cockerel, the title role in Snow Maiden, La Fée in Cendrillon at the Edinburgh Festival and Contessa di Foleville in Il Viaggio a Reims at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
In concert, she has sung with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bucharest Radio Orchestra, and her first solo album “Zdes Khorosho” with the Russian folk ensemble Rossiya has been released on Universal Music.
Olga joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers while still studying at the St Petersburg Conservatoire, and has since performed with the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and on tour in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, USA, Monaco and Italy.
She has won many prizes at international singing competitions including first prize at the Elena Obrastzova and Nadezhda Obukhova Competitions as well as runner up prizes at the Rimsky-Korsakov, Competizione dell’opera and Operalia Competitions.
Olga has worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Fabio Luisi, Christoph Eschenbach, Asher Fisch, Antonello Manacorda, Cristian Macelaru, Constantin Trinks, Tomas Netopil and Mikhail Tatarnikov.