My biography

Olga Barben, a Spinto Soprano, was born on March 23, 1977, in Kiev, Ukraine. She has always had a passion for classical music. At the age of 5, she entered a music studio to learn how to play the piano. Deeply moved by the classical music of Mozart and Bach, she began learning the works of these virtuoso composers at the age of 7. At the age of 12, she entered the Dmitri Shostakovich Music Conservatory to further develop her potential, taking lessons with different teachers and later passing her entrance exams. She studied at the University of Culture and Arts and learned opera singing at the Faculty of Academic Singing. She has participated in numerous classical music concerts and competitions, such as her participation in the "1st Online Classical Singing Competition SOI Scuola dell'Opera Italiana Fiorenza Cedolins," where she sang "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix." Of the opera "Samson and Dalila".


Her singing teachers are known internationally :

Vera Michailova, Kyiv, Ukraine

Heidi Raymond, Genève, Suisse

Ioana Bentoiu, Lausanne, Suisse

Master Classes :

Vera Wenkert, Zurich

David Jones, New York

Fiorenza Cedolins, Milan


Recent performances :

The numerous Lyric concerts at the Théâtre du Jura, Château de Colombier, during Europe Week in Neuchâtel, La Grange in Val-de-Ruz, Swiss Music Center, Musical Evenings with Boris Perrenoud, 2022-2023

Opera concerts in Milan, 2021

New York, Carnegie Hall, Karl Jenkins, The Armed Man, Concert for Peace, 2020

Opera Aida, Verdi - Théâtre du Passage, Neuchâtel, 2019

Luzerne, Palace of Culture and Congress, KKL, Classical Music Concert, 2018

Opera Carmen, Bizet - Théâtre du Passage, Neuchâtel, 2018

Iolanta Opera, Tchaikovsky- Bienne Theater, Solothurn Theater, musical tour in Switzerland                        duration 6 months, 2018

For me, says Olga Barben, spinto soprano, Swiss of Ukrainian origin: “Singing is like Breathing, Living in Joy, Love and Absolute Harmony”.