Olivia Doutney

Olivia Doutney

Lyric Soprano

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«'VOIX RONDE, précise et expressive'»
rts cULTURE (2018)
«dazzled the audience with sparkling top notes in a commanding performance»
tHE GUERNSEY PRESS (2018)
«Olivia Doutney (une Ursuline) accompagne avec sérieux la voix de Clémence Tilquin.»
Olyrix (2018)
2017Lully: ArmideSidonie
2016Donizetti: RitaRita
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2015Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaLa Virtù / Ottavia / Drusilla
2015Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaLa Fortuna / Poppea
2015Bellini: I Capuleti e I MontecchiGiulietta
2015Strauss R.: ElektraFünfte Magd
2015Holst: The Wandering ScholarAlison

Bio



Olivia Doutney is a young Swiss-British soprano with a Masters in Music Performance from the
Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève. In November 2017, she debuted at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in the role of Ursuline in Saint-Saëns’ Ascanio. In September 2017, she made her debut as a soloist with the Geneva Chamber Ochestra, performing Anton Webern’s Sechs Lieder nach Gedichte von Georg Trakl under the baton of Arie Van Beek, in a concert streamed by Espace 2. She sang again with them in 2018, this time the role of the Virgin Mary in Berlioz’s epic opus, L’Enfance du Christ. She has also sung as a soloist with the Musique des Lumières Orchestra, conducted by Facundo Agudin.

She has sung many operatic roles, most recently debuting the role of Mimì in La Bohème with the Jeunesses Musicales Festival in Croatia with performances in Umag and Grožnjan. She has also recently Sidonie in Lully’s Armide for London Grimeborn Festival, and during her studies at the HEM, the title role in Donizetti’s Rita, la Contessa Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Isabelle in Campra’s FêtesVénitiennes. She has also sung Drusilla/Fortuna(L’Incoronazione di Poppea) for Woodhouse Opera Festival, as well as the roles of Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Fünfte Magd (Elektra), Alison (The Wandering Scholar), and
others.

Also dedicated to lieder and song, Olivia gives many recitals with her duo partner Arthur Simoes at the piano. The duo performs regularly in Switzerland, notably for the Schubertiade sur la Colline festival in Neuchâtel, and has also recorded Samuel Barber’s cycle Four Songs Op. 13 for Espace 2.

Olivia is honoured to be a recipient of scholarship prizes from the Fondation Colette Mosetti and the Friedl Wald Stiftung, and she would like to thank these foundations for their support and generosity.

Currently, she resides in Switzerland and continues her vocal studies with the eminent soprano, Malin Hartelius.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ La Vierge Marie (the Virgin Mary) 24 hours Orchestre de Chambre de Genève 2018
Lully: Armide Sidonie 24 hours Grimeborn Festival 2017
Donizetti: Rita Rita 24 hours Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne 2016
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Contessa d'Almaviva 1 week 2016
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea La Virtù / Ottavia / Drusilla 24 hours Woodhouse Opera Festival, UK 2015

Awards

bourse de la fondation colette mosetti
2018
friedl wald stiftung prize
2018