Оксана Дыка


Born in Ukraine, Oksana Dyka graduated at Kiev Conservatory in 2004, and from 2003 to 2007 she was the main soloist at Ukraine National Opera of Kiev.

In 2003 she won the prize of the Marseilles International Opera competition, which landed her the part of Tosca at National Opera of Montpellier in March 2005. Also in 2005, Oksana was higly acclaimed as Tosca at Estonian National Opera in Tallinn and at Dalhalla Opera Festival in Sweden (same production), and she made her debut as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello at Estonian National Opera.

A very much appreciated intepreter of symphonic and chamber music, she made her Сanadian debut in Montreal as a soloist in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14, with “I Musici” Orchestra. The success she enjoyed led her to also sing the same program in Italy with Orchestra Sinfonica di Padova, and in Denmark with Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark, in 2007.

Early highlights include Don Carlo (Elisabetta) at Teatro Regio in Turin, Il Trovatore (Leonora) at Circuito Lombardo, Madama Butterfly at Queensland Opera in Brisbane. On the concert platform, she performed with Orchestra Sinfonica Verdi conducted by M° Slatkin in New Year’s concerts (Verdi’s arias), with San Francisco Symphony conducted by Micheal Tilson Thomas in Shostakovich’s ring cycle from Jewish Folk Poetry, and with Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra in Verdi’s Requiem.

During the following years, she appeared on the main stages worldwide, with Tosca at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome directed by Franco Zeffirelli, a scenic version of Verdi’s Requiem at Tampere Opera in Finland, the debut as Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) at Estonian National Opera in Tallinn. Further highlights were Ariadne auf Naxos in Genoa, Il Trittico (Georgetta) in Frankfurt, Madama Butterfly in Bologna, Graz and Valencia, Aida in Buenos Aires in tournée with La Scala under the baton of M° Barenboim, Il Tabarro at Opéra Bastille in Paris, Pagliacci and Tosca at La Scala in Milan, in Dresden, in Valencia under the baton of M° Mehta, at Arena di Verona and in Pompei with Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.

In recent seasons, she obtained great reviews from public and critics singing a new production of Eugene Onegin in Los Angeles under the baton of James Conlon, Mefistofele in Montecarlo, Tosca in Frankfurt, Dresden and Valencia, Aida and Tosca at La Scala, Un Ballo in Maschera in Turin.

Most recently, Tosca at Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago, Berlin Staatsoper and Royal Opera House in London, Madama Butterfly in Los Angeles, Un Ballo in Maschera at La Scala and in Tokyo in tournée with Teatro Regio di Torino, Aida at Arena di Verona and at Opéra Bastille, a new production of Prince Igor at the Metropolitan under the baton of M° Noseda, Prince Igor and Tosca at Mariinsky Theatre, Britten’s War Requiem at Bregenzer Festspiele, Madama Butterfly at Opéra de Paris, Piqué Dame at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Opernhaus Zürich, Le Jouer at Opéra de Montecarlo, Jenufa and Turandot at at the Metropolitan, Turandot at Arena di Verona, Prince Igor at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, Il corsaro at Palau Les Arts in Valencia, Nabucco at Hamburgische Staatsoper and at Opernhaus in Zurich, La Fanciulla del West at ABAO.

Photo: Enrique Moreno Esquibel