Oksana Dyka

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Oksana Dyka (Ukrainian: Оксана Дика, [ɔkˈsana ˈdɪka], also spelled Oksana Dika, born 1978 in Zhytomyr) is a Ukrainian operatic soprano.

Career[edit]

Dyka graduated in 2004 at the Kiev Conservatory and sang as a soloist at the Kiev Opera from 2003 until 2007.

She won the 2003 Marseilles International Opera Competition which lead to her performance as Tosca at the Opéra national de Montpellier in 2005, a role which she sang again that year at the Estonian National Opera opposite Sergei Leiferkus as Scarpia, at the Dalhalla Opera Festival in Sweden; in 2008 she sang that role at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, directed by Franco Zeffirelli and at the Arena di Verona.

Other operatic roles sung by Dyka include Desdemona in Otello at the Estonian National Opera (2005), Elisabetta in Don Carlo at the Teatro Regio in Turin (2006), and Leonora in Il trovatore at the Circuito Lirico Lombardo. She sang the title role in Madama Butterfly at Opera Queensland opposite Jerry Hadley as Pinkerton (2007),[1] the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Graz Opera, at the Valencia Opera, Spain, with Lorin Maazel conducting,[2] and in 2010 at the Arena di Verona.[3] Further roles include Marguerite in Faust, Nedda in Pagliacci, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Maria in Mazeppa, Abigaille in Nabucco, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra in a concert performance at the Estonian National Opera (2008), the Prima Donna/Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Genoa Opera, and Georgetta in Il tabarro at Opera Frankfurt (2009). In 2010, Dyka sang Violetta in La traviata at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center.

On the concert stage, Dyka sang with I Musici de Montréal the Symphony No. 14 by Shostakovich in Montreal in 2004. This was such a successful performance that she sang the work again with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto (it) in Italy in 2007 and with the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark in the same year. She also sang From Jewish Folk Poetry by Shostakovich. Dyka sang Verdi's Requiem with the Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra (June 2007) and a scenic version at the Tampere Opera in Finland (2008). Dyka sang this work again in 2011, performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.[4] Other concert performances include Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (January 2007, Auditorium di Milano) and Britten's War Requiem (2004, Kiev). In January 2005 she sang at the inauguration concert for president Viktor Yushchenko.[5]

Dyka's debut role at New York's Metropolitan Opera was in 2014 as Yaroslavna from Borodin's Prince Igor.[6] She will sing Aida next season at the same house.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madama Butterfly, review by John Henningham (19 May 2007)
  2. ^ "Maazel y Dikasic triunfan en una versión conceptual de Madame Butterfly, Agencia EFE (10 December 2009) (Spanish)
  3. ^ Madama Butterfly at the Arena di Verona
  4. ^ "The Great Vocal Series (2010/11): Vocal No. 8, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
  5. ^ Оксана Дика at Kiev Festival (Ukrainian)
  6. ^ Prince Igor, performance details at the Metropolitan Opera
  7. ^ 2014–15 Online Brochure, p. 18, The Metropolitan Opera

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