Olga Mykytenko's portrayals of more than 25 roles in mainly Italian and Russian repertoire demonstrate her extraordinary musicality, solid voice technique, easy coloraturas combined with strong expression and have led to highest international acclaim and a very busy opera career.
Born in Ukraine, she was a soloist at the National Opera in Kiev from 1995 to 2003. During these years she has won many awards including the Grand Prix at Maria Callas Competition in Athens (1997), 2nd prize and Special Award at Francisco Vinas Contest, Barcelona (1997) and 1st prize at the Queen Sonja International Song Competition in Oslo (2003).
Since 2001, Olga Mykytenko is a regular guest on many of the leading opera stages worldwide: Gilda at Staatsoper Hamburg, Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, Malmö Opera, Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm; Nedda at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf; Lucia at the Mariinsky theatre in St. Petersburg, Aalto Theater Essen; Liu at Staatsoper Berlin, Welsh National Opera in Cardiff, Santiago del Chile, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Greek National Opera; Musetta in Franco Zefirelli's production at the Rome Opera; Mimi at Staatsoper Berlin, Salzburg, Essen, Staatsoper Hamburg, Stockholm, Toulouse, Düsseldorf, Peralada Festival, Royal Opera Oslo; Lauretta at the Metropolitan Opera New York; Iolanta at Theater an der Wien, Tatiana at Opéra de Lyon, Moscow; Amalia (Masnadieri) at Oper Frankfurt, Teatro San Carlo in Napels, Essen, Radio France Festival in Montpellier, Fiordiligi at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Violetta at Staatsoper Hamburg, Bruxelles, Cardiff, Riga, Lisbon, Cologne, and as a cover for Diana Damrau at the Met.
Olga Mykytenko has also sung a vast concert repertoire and performed with many orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Kiev National Orchestra and Orchestre National de Montpellier.
Recent and upcoming engagements include Donna Anna in Santiago de Chile; Antonia, Pamina, Contessa and Amalia in Essen, the title role of Francesca da Rimini in Stuttgart, Luisa Miller, Donna Anna, Nedda and Contessa at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Antonia and Micaela at Bayerische Staatsoper, Mimi at the Dresden Semperoper and Contessa at the Liceu in Barcelona.