Olena Tokar
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Olena Tokar Biography (BBC)

The young soprano Olena Tokar was born in 1987 in the Ukraine.

From 2002 - 2006 she studied singing at the Music College in Lugansk (Ukraine). From this time onwards she was actively involved in the cultural life of the city. In the years 2005 and 2006 she worked as a soloist with the Lugansk Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2006 Olena Tokar studied at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev in the class of Z. Buzina and E. Kolosova. She gained stage experience in Kiev Conservatory productions and sang roles such as Zemfira (Rachmaninoff: "Aleko"), the Iolanta (Tchaikovsky: "Iolanta") and Bastienne (Mozart: "Bastien and Bastienne"). Since 2010 she has been a student at the Department of Vocal Studies | Opera of the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig in the class of Prof. Regina Werner Dietrich.

In 2008, Olena won the Grand Prix at the most prestigious singing competition of the Ukraine,

the International Boris Gmyrya Competition in Kiev. She also reached the final round at the International Competition for Opera Singers "Ferruccio Tagliavini" 2010 in Deutschlandsberg (Austria). In 2012, she was a finalist at the International Singing Contest Francisco Viñas in Barcelona. In the same year she won 1st Prizes both at the Lortzing Competition in Leipzig and at the renowned ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

Since the 2009/2010 season she has been a permanent ensemble member of the Leipzig Opera. Her repertoire there contains the roles of Gretel in "Hansel and Gretel" (Humperdinck), Papagen in „ Magic Flaut“ ( Mozart), Berta in „Il Barbiere di Seviglia“ (Rossinini), Zemina in „Die Feen“ (Wagner), the soprano part in "The Great Mass" (ballet production by Uwe Scholz), the

Antigona in "Admetus, King of Thessaly" (Handel) and the 1st Flowermaiden in "Parsifal" (Wagner).

Furthermore Olena Tokar sings chamber works by Russian, German, Spanish, Italian and French composers as well as Russian folk music. In 2011, Olena was a participant of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival. Olena attended master classes with renowned artists such as Ileana Cotrubas, Christa Ludwig,

Michael Schade, Alfred Brendel. She also participated in workshops with Irwin Gage, Olaf Bär, Petr Beczala and Mathias Goerne.




Olena Tokar Tracks

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Ottorino Respighi
Il Tramonto (BBC Hoddinott Hall 2015-16)
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Il Tramonto (BBC Hoddinott Hall 2015-16)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Pesnya Zyuleyki (Suleika's Song) Op.26, no.4
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Pesnya Zyuleyki (Suleika's Song) Op.26, no.4
Franz Schubert, Alec Frank-Gemmill, Igor Gryshyn & Olena Tokar
Auf dem Strom D.943 for voice, horn and piano
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Auf dem Strom D.943 for voice, horn and piano
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Einfache Lieder Op.9, arr. for voice and orchestra
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Einfache Lieder Op.9, arr. for voice and orchestra
Ottorino Respighi
Il Tramonto - poemetto lirico vers. for voice and orchestra
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Il Tramonto - poemetto lirico vers. for voice and orchestra
Jules Massenet
Amours benis
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Amours benis
Conradin Kreutzer
Das Muhlrad for voice, horn and piano
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Das Muhlrad for voice, horn and piano
Richard Strauss
Alphorn AV.29 for voice, horn and piano
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Alphorn AV.29 for voice, horn and piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bella mia fiamma... Resta, o cara - recitative and aria K.528
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Bella mia fiamma... Resta, o cara - recitative and aria K.528
Vitezslava Kapralova, Igor Gryshyn & Olena Tokar
2 Songs for voice and piano: no.2; Az jednoho dne se budes ptat [When you ask me one day]
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2 Songs for voice and piano: no.2; Az jednoho dne se budes ptat [When you ask me one day]
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
6 Songs Op.38, no.2; It was in the early spring
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6 Songs Op.38, no.2; It was in the early spring
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Exsultate, jubilate - motet K.165 for soprano and orchestra
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Exsultate, jubilate - motet K.165 for soprano and orchestra
Maurice Ravel
2 Melodies hebraiques for voice and piano
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2 Melodies hebraiques for voice and piano
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
12 Goethe-Lieder Op.15, no. 9; Nahe des Geliebten
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12 Goethe-Lieder Op.15, no. 9; Nahe des Geliebten
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
12 Goethe-Lieder Op.15, no. 4; Sie Liebt Mich
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12 Goethe-Lieder Op.15, no. 4; Sie Liebt Mich
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
12 Goethe-Lieder Op.15, no. 8; Glucklische Fahrt
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12 Goethe-Lieder Op.15, no. 8; Glucklische Fahrt
Vitezslava Kapralova, Igor Gryshyn & Olena Tokar
Smutny vecer (Sad Evening)
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Smutny vecer (Sad Evening)
Vitezslava Kapralova, Igor Gryshyn & Olena Tokar
Vteriny (excerpt), Op.18
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Vteriny (excerpt), Op.18
Vitezslava Kapralova, Igor Gryshyn & Olena Tokar
Navzdy, Op.12
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Navzdy, Op.12
Vitezslava Kapralova, Igor Gryshyn & Olena Tokar
Two song sketches
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Two song sketches
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Exsultate, Jubilate, K165
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Exsultate, Jubilate, K165
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bella mia fiamma, K 528
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Bella mia fiamma, K 528
Maurice Ravel
5 Melodies populaires grecques
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5 Melodies populaires grecques
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The lark sings louder Op.43 No.1
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The lark sings louder Op.43 No.1
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Forgive! Remember Not These Tearful Days, Op.27 No.4
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Forgive! Remember Not These Tearful Days, Op.27 No.4
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Of What I Dream in the Quiet Night, Op.40 No.3
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Of What I Dream in the Quiet Night, Op.40 No.3
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Quietly Evening Falls, Op.4 No.4
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Quietly Evening Falls, Op.4 No.4
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
In Spring op.43 No.2 Not the Wind, Blowing from the Heights
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In Spring op.43 No.2 Not the Wind, Blowing from the Heights
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Not the wind, blowing from the heights Op.43 No.2
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Not the wind, blowing from the heights Op.43 No.2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Enslaved by Rose and Nightingale, Op.2 No.2
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Enslaved by Rose and Nightingale, Op.2 No.2
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
Aus Erwin und Elmire "Sie liebt mich" Op.15 No.4
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Aus Erwin und Elmire "Sie liebt mich" Op.15 No.4
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
Glücklische Fahrt, Op.15 No.8
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Glücklische Fahrt, Op.15 No.8
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
When Roses Fade, Op.36 No.3
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When Roses Fade, Op.36 No.3
Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
Nähe des Geliebten, Op.15 No.9
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Nähe des Geliebten, Op.15 No.9
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Past BBC Events

BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season: Mahler: Resurrection Symphony
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2016-05-14T00:46:24
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14
May
2016
BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season: Mahler: Resurrection Symphony

BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season: Mahler: Resurrection Symphony

19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2015-16: Afternoon with Olena Tokar
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2016-04-26T00:46:24
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26
Apr
2016
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2015-16: Afternoon with Olena Tokar

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2015-16: Afternoon with Olena Tokar

14:00
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
Proms 2015: Prom 69: Orff – Carmina burana
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-09-06T00:46:24
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6
Sep
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 69: Orff – Carmina burana

Proms 2015: Prom 69: Orff – Carmina burana

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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