Olga Peretyatko


Olga presents herself – versatile – simply and truly enchanting in all facets. Her quiet passages are breathtaking and her coloratura take you through the highest voice with a beguiling freshness, the high tones are breathtaking, the empathy in the respective roles and the arias come across as unpretentious and at the same time credible.”

– Süddeutsche Zeitung


Olga Peretyatko, one of the world’s most sought-after sopranos, made her international breakthrough when she became a prize-winner at Plácido Domingo’s prestigious Operalia Competition. Since then she has been a regular guest at nearly all most important opera houses, concert halls and festivals, including La Scala, Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Bolshoi Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Berlin Philharmonic, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Teatro Colón, and many others.

"Olga Peretyatko sings dazzlingly" (The New York Times); "In recent years her agile voice has become more flexible, it has developed a luxurious depth" (Badische Zeitung) - this is how the international press has described the singer. She has been rightly called one of the most outstanding opera singers of her generation.​

Olga's core repertoire includes coloratura soprano roles in operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini, Verdi and other composers. Among the theatres she has appeared at are the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, Berlin Opera and many others, as well as prestigious festivals in Salzburg, Baden-Baden, Aix-en-Provence and Pesaro.

Olga Peretyatko was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia and started her musical journey singing in the children’s choir of the Mariinsky Theatre. Having earned a performance degree as a choir conductor, she went on to study singing at the Hanns Eisler-Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, the opera studio at the Hamburg State Opera, and the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro, Italy.

The uniquely compelling voice and stage presence allow Peretyatko to interpret a wide range of operatic roles from humorous to tragic. She has collaborated with the most renowned stage directors and conductors of our times. Her most notable artistic partners include Kirill Petrenko, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Yury Temirkanov, Lorin Maazel, Alberto Zedda, Daniel Barenboim, Dmitry Tcherniakov, and Robert Lepage, whose acclaimed 2009 production of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol in Toronto confirmed her star status.

Olga has released six critically acclaimed albums on Sony Classical and has received numerous prestigious awards, including OPUS Klassik (2018), ECHO Klassik (Best Solo Album, 2015), and Premio Franco Abbiati della Critica Musicale Italiana.

In 2017, she performed the title role of Leila in Wim Wenders' production of Charles Bizet's opera The Pearl Seekers at the Staatsoper Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Olga Peretyatko is a guest star at the most prestigious opera festivals, including those in Salzburg, Baden-Baden, Aix-en-Provence and Pesaro, where video recordings of her performances of the operas Matilda di Chabran, Sigismund and The Silk Ladder have been published by DECCA, Arthaus Musik and Opus Arte.

Among the singer's most memorable performances was a concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day, which was attended by over 600,000 people, not to mention an international television audience of many millions. At Washington's Kennedy Center, she performed Richard Strauss' "Four Last Songs" with the National Symphony Orchestra. The same repertoire was presented during an extensive tour of China with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Kent Nagano, and a concert recording made in Nantes has been broadcast on the French-German television channel ARTE for several years.

Her latest recording project is perhaps her most personal and unusual experiment of her extraordinary career so far. Produced by the legendary Russian label Melodiya, this album is dedicated to her first-born daughter Maya, who came into the world in January 2021. It brings together 23 lullabies from different corners of the world, personally selected by Olga and sung in their original languages. These include music by composers like Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Wagner, as well as such superhits as Gershwin’s Summertime and even ancient ethnic chants. It also features an original track Mantra, created by Ms. Peretyatko and her pianist Semjon Skigin.