The Czech soprano is fulfilling her dreams. In the upcoming season she will sing the most beautiful roles for her type of voice in Prague (CZ), Leipzig (GE), and Berlin (GE).
“I will open the season with the premiere of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the Prague State Opera on September 2. After the spring TV broadcast, I will finally sing Gilda in front of a live audience,” says Olga Jelínková, who received critical acclaim and positive reactions.
Later, she will appear as Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s “La Traviata” and as Clorinda in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”, both at Oper Leipzig. She will perform her most famous role, Queen of the Night (Mozart´s “Die Zauberflöte”) in Prague, Leipzig and at the Komische Oper in Berlin.
The pinnacle of the next season for Ms. Jelínková features the demanding title role in Donizetti’s opera “Lucia di Lammermoor” in a production by the Leipzig Opera in the spring of 2022. She is already eager to demonstrate her abilities as a coloratura soprano in the role that all legendary belcanto divas have in their repertoire.
However, there will be other surprises in the artist’s journal, such as a list of Wagnerian roles: “Richard Wagner could write for lighter voices like I have. Leipzig is the birthplace of Richard Wagner, and in the summer of 2022 all thirteen Wagner operas will be staged during three weeks. Gradual, therefore, I will really sing his music, not Isoldas but the roles suitable for my type of voice of course,” says Olga Jelínková who is a steady member of the opera ensemble in Oper Leipzig now after previous engagement in Saarbrücken (GE).
Seen and Heard International Rigoletto TV broadcast review 30.1.2021:
” The two casts are fairly evenly matched, although the one from the first performance gets the nod, chiefly for Olga Jelínková’s Gilda. Vocally and dramatically, Jelínková gave a compelling, finely etched performance. Her musicianship was immaculate, and she is one of those rare singers who fuse coloratura with feeling to create emotions in sound.”
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