Soprano

Olena Tokar

Operatic engagements include house debuts at Trondheim Opera (La traviata), Grange Park Opera (Romeo and Juliette) and Vilnius City Opera (Faust). Productions with Leipzig Opera include Die Zauberflöte, Rusalka, Turandot and Le Nozze di Figaro. She will sing a recital at LSO St Luke’s London and will perform Mozart concert arias with the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

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Introduction

Olena Tokar graduated from Music College in Lugansk and continued her studies at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in Kiev and University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig. She was a member of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival (2011) where she took part in masterclasses with Ileana Cotrubas, Christa Ludwig, Michael Schade, and Alfred Brendel.

Olena was a finalist at the Ferruccio Tagliavini competition (2012) and a finalist at the Francisco Viñas competition. In the same year, she was awarded first prize at the Lortzing Competition, Leipzig and the ARD International Music Competition, Munich. She was a finalist at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition (2013) and joined the BBC New Generation Artist scheme (2013-15). Olena is currently a member of the Leipzig Opera.


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Performance Schedule

 
  • 19:30 29 Aug 2017 Feusisberg Kirche , FEUSISBERG More info  

    VERDI Allergro aus Streichquartett e-Moll
    VERDI Elenas Bolero aus der Oper ‘I vespri siciliani’ (Olena & Igor)
    MOZART ‘Hai gia vinta la causa’ from Le Nozze di Figaro (Igor & Samuel Hasselhorn)
    MOZART Duet ‘La ci darem la mano’ from Don Giovanni (Olena, Samuel, Quartet)
    BACH Italienisches Konzert F-DUR (Igor)
    MOZART Crudel! Perche finora; from Le Nozze di Figaro (Olena, Sam, Quartet)

    *Interval*

    MOZART ‘Chio mi scordi di te’ (Olena, Igor, Quartet)
    DONIZETTI ‘Bella siccome un angelo’ from Don Pasquale (Samuel & Quartet)
    PUCCINI ‘Si, mi chiamano Mimi’ from La boheme (Olena & Igor)
    PUCCINI ‘Mimi? Speravo di trovarvi qui!’ from La boheme (Olena, Samuel, Igor)
    PUCCINI Crisantemi for String Quartet
    PUCCINI ‘Tu che di gel sei cinta’ from Turandot (Olena & Igor)
    ROSSINI ‘Largo al factotum’ from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Samuel & Igor)
    DONIZETTI ‘Printa io son’ from Don Pasquale (Olena, Samuel, Igor, String Quartet)

    Soprano: OLENA TOKAR
    Baritone: Samuel Hasselhorn
    Piano: Igor Gryshyn
    Gyldfeldt-Quartett

  • 18:00 03 Sep 2017 Heiligen-Geist-Kirche Wismar, Wismar More info  

    ROSSINI Overture from Wilhelm Tell ROSSINI ‘Cruda sorte, amor tiranno’ (L’Italiana in Algeri) ROSSINI ‘Largo al factotum’ (Il barbiere di Siviglia) OFFENBACH Vorspiel zu Die Reinnixen GOUNOD ‘Je veux vivre’ (Romeo et Juliette) ** MOZART ‘La ci darem la mano’ (Don Giovanni) MOZART ‘Perche finora’ (Le nozze di Figaro) ** MOZART ‘Soave sia il vento’ (Così fan tutte) **
    * Interval *

    HANDEL Einzug der Königin von Saba HANDEL ‘Dopo notte’ (Ariodante) PUCCINI ‘Signore ascolta’ (Turandot) ** WAGNER ‘Wie Todesahnung … O, du mein holder Abendstern’ (Tannhäuser) TCHAIKOVSKY Briefszene (Eugene Onegin) ** MUSSORGSKY Eine Nacht auf dem kahlen Berge (Original-Fassung)

    Conductor: Hermann Bäumer

    Soprano: OLENA TOKAR
    Mezzo-soprano: Diana Haller
    Baritone: Samuel Hasselhorn

    Orchester of Komische Oper Berlin

  • 13:00 22 Sep 2017 LSO St Luke's, LONDON More info  

    Liebeslied op.51 No.5
    Aus den östlichen Rosen op.25/25
    Die Blumen die Ergebung op.83/2
    Lotosblume op.25 No.7
    Singet nicht in Trauertönen op.98a/ 7
    Pauline Viardot – Garcia
    Der Gärtner
    “Tell me, why, beautiful maiden”
    The hills of Georgia
    Two Roses
    Nixe Binsefuss
    MEDTNER
    The singer op.29/2
    The flower op36/2
    When roses fade op.36/3
    Elfenliedchen op.6/3
    Wanderers Lied op.6/1
    Nahe des Geliebten op.15/9
    Aus Erwin und Emire : Sie liebt mich
    RACHMANINOV
    Lilacs op.21/5
    They answered
    The Dream op.38
    In the Silence of the Night op.op.4/3
    I wait for you op.14/2

    Soprano: OLENA TOKAR
    Piano: Igor Gryshyn

Discography

 
  • Östliche Romanzen More info  

    Label: Hochschule für Musik und Theater

    Release Date: 08 May 13

    Soprano: Olena Tokar
    Piano: Igor Gryshyn

    The two artists present songs by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Rimski-Korsakov, Tschaikovsky and Schönberg within the scope of a concert evening at the German Federal Administrative Court from 8 May 2013.

Repertoire

OPERA:
BELLINI Capuleti e Montecchi (Giulietta)
DONIZETTI Elisir D’Amore (Adina)
DONIZETTI Don Pasquale (Norina)
GLUCK Orfeo e Euridice
GOUNOD Romeo et Juliet
GOUNOD Faust
HANDEL Alcina
HANDEL Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra)
HANDEL Ariodante
HANDEL Admeto (Antigona)
HUMPERDINCK Hansel und Gretel
MASSENET Manon
MOZART La clemza di Tito (Servillia)
MOZART Idomeneo (Ilia)
MOZART Die Zauberflote (Pamina)
MOZART Lucio Silla (Giunia)
MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna)
MOZART Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
MOZART Cosi fan tutte (Despina)
MUSSORSKY Boris Godunov (Xenia)
OFFENBACH Tales of Hoffman (Antonia)
PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta)
PUCCINI La Boheme (Mimi)
RACHMANINOV Aleko
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Snowmaiden
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The Tsar’s Bride
STRAVINSKY Rake’s Progress
TCHAIKOVSKY Iolanta
VERDI Falstaff (Nanetta)

CONCERT:

BRAHMS Requiem
CANTELOUBE Chants d`Auvergne
D’ALBERT Die Seejungfräulein
GLIERE- Op.60 – Two poems for soprano and orchestra
HANDEL Lucrezia solo cantata
KORNGOLD Op.30 Passah Psalm
KORNGOLD Einfache Lieder
MAHLER Symphony No. 2
MAHLER Symphony No. 4
MOZART C Minor Mass
MOZART Exsultate Jubilate
MOZART Einfache Lieder
MOZART Ch’io mi scordi di te
ORFF Carmina Burana
PERGOLESI Stabat Mater
POULENC Stabat Mater
POULENC Gloria
PROKOFIEV Ophelia’s Four Songs
RAVEL Vocalise
RESPIGHI Il Tramonto
STRAUSS Lieder