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Solveig Olsen

Soprano

 
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About Me

Solveig Olsen is a sought after vocalist and actor. After years in Chicago, New York City, and abroad, she relocated to Colorado Springs, where she is frequently seen on opera, musical theatre and theatre stages.

 

With Opera Theatre of the Rockies, she has been seen as Anna in The King and I, Violetta (La Traviata highlight performance), Ellen (Lakme), Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief), Sister Margaretta (The Sound of Music), Jazz Singer (Trouble in Tahiti), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), and most recently as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), in the company’s 2022 Vocal Arts Festival Scenes Concert.

 

The stages of the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and Theatreworks have featured Solveig as Sister Berthe (The Sound of Music), Margaret (9 to 5), Arial (The Tempest), and the Spartan Herald (Lysistrata). With the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, she portrayed the role of Jennie Parsons in Kurt Weill’s opera Down in the Valley.

 

Colorado concert work includes the soprano soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem (Colorado College), Bach’s Magnificat (United States Air Force Academy), Schubert's Mass in A Flat Major (Colorado College), Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Colorado College Summer Music Festival), as well  "Music and Words: The Poetry of Dana Gioia" and a concert of works by Raven Chacon, both at Colorado College. With Ensemble Peak Frequency (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), she performed original arias with Pulizer Prize winning composer Anthony Davis, Pierrot Lunaire, premiere compositions of Pamela Madsen, Infinito Nero, with the Veronika String Quartet, and portrayed the role of “Prima Donna,” in Phillip Blackburn’s world premiere hyper-opera The Sun Palace.

 

Notable engagements include the roles of Pamina (NYC Symphony Space), Musetta (La Boheme) under the baton Metropolitan Opera Conductor Steven Crawford, Dvorak’s Te Deum and Mozart’s Requiem (NYC Masterchorale), and the national tour of Star Wars: In Concert.

While in New York City, Solveig acted as Musical Director with Desipina & Company at The Public Theater as part of the 365days/365plays National Festival by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks.

 
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