about me

The Ukrainian-born soprano Olena Tokar completed her studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig, where she graduated with distinction in 2017. She works closely with her mentor, KS Prof. Regina Werner-Dietrich.

Since 2010, Tokar has been a member of the Leipzig Opera ensemble, where she has excelled in roles such as Gretel, Pamina, Susanna, Zdenka, Sophie, Mimi, Liu, Marguerite, Micaela, Violetta Valéry, and Rusalka. She has also performed at the Semperoper Dresden, the Cologne Opera, City Opera Vilnius, and Grange Park Opera.

Tokar has won numerous awards, including first prize at the ARD Music Competition and the Grand Prix at the Ukrainian Singing Competition. She was also a finalist in international competitions such as the Ferruccio Tagliavini Competition and the Francisco Viñas Competition.

She has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Vassily Sinaisky, Peter Schreier, Jun Märkl, Nicholas Collon, Rafael Payare, and Jean-Claude Casadesus.

Her festival appearances include the Salzburg Festival, Verbier Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, Spring Festival in Tokyo, and Festival Bellerive.

She has participated in masterclasses with distinguished artists such as Christa Ludwig, Olaf Bär, Matthias Goerne, and Irwin Gage.

In 2024, two albums featuring world premieres were released by "Schweizer Fonorgramm": the songs of  Othmar Schoeck  and the opera "Samson" by  Joachim Raff. Additionally, Tokar made her debut in the role of Rosalinde.