Olga Makarina

Born in Archangel, Russia, Metropolitan Opera soprano Olga Makarina, Voice Teacher, made her first New York appearances at New York City Opera as Lucia di Lammermoor and performed there as Gilda, Konstanze, and Olympia.  Other roles include Ilia in Idomeneo (Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival), Violetta (Kirov Opera), and Eudoxie in La Juive (Opera Orchestra of New York). In 2006, she took on the demanding role of Elettra in Idomeneo at the Metropolitan Opera with James Levine conducting. She sang the role of Gilda in both the Met in the Parks and during the house season, and Elvira in I PuritaniOther roles include Adina, Norma, Lucrezia Borgia, and Lucia. She sang Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride with Olga Borodina with OONY in 2008 and returned to the Met in the following years as Manon, Thais, Gilda, Lucia, Antonia, Donna Elvira, Vitellia, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, Violetta, Eudoxie, Elvira, and Rossignol. In 1997, Ms. Makarina debuted at the Kirov Opera as Lyudmila in Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila. In 1999, she sang her first Pamina in a series of special gala performances with OONY at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur. She also performed concerts and solo recitals in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan, and sang the opening night gala of the Cesky Krumlov Festival with the Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic, which was televised in Eurovision.

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