Olga Jelinkova

Olga Jelínková studied at The Prague Conservatory under A. Denygrová and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of M. Podskalský. During studies she was awarded 2nd prize at Dušek’s Competition of the Musical Youth. She has debuted in 2002 as Rosina (G. Rossini, The Barber of Sevilla) in the South-Bohemian Theatre in ?eské Bud?jovice. She participated in master classes under Prof. Richard Sigmund in Merano, Italy, where she then, within the Merano Opera Studio, sang Barberina (W. A. Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro) and Frasquita (G. Bizet, Carmen).


Olga regularly cooperates with noted Czech organ player Aleš Bárta, Atlantis Orchestra and The Czech Philharmonic Collegium as a special soloist. In 2005 they together created a CD for Classico, a Danish company, and during December 2008 she took part on the Japan concert tour with them. For Czech radio “Cesky Rozhlas”, she recorded two lesser known arials (L. Delibes: La Rosignol, G. F. Händel: Nell dolce d’obblio) with violinist Jitka Hosprova and a full son cycle of Zdenek Lukas Quis? for soprano and violin, which premiered at Rudolfinum in Prague in March 2007.


With the Prague Chamber Opera Olga performed as First Lady (W. A. Mozart, The Magic Flute) while touring in Japan and then with the same ensemble in Germany in the role of The Queen of the Night. She performed as Eurydika in inscenations of Offenbach’s “Orfeus in the underworld” on the theatre stage in Pilsen and in The City Theatre in Brno, where she then also sang Madam Herz in “The theatre director” (W. A. Mozart). She has portrayed again The Queen of the Night and Despina (Mozart, Cosi fan tutte) in Silesian Theatre Opava (P. Schaffer, Amadeus). In 2008 she won Ad Honorem Mozart competition at Prague’s Bertramka villa and sang Mahler’s IV. Symphony with FOK orchestra under the leading of Ji?í Kout. She has participated in master classes under Tereza Berganza in Spanish Santander, where she also took part at concert tour in Spain and France.


In 2009 she won the 1st prize at International Pustina Competition and took part at vocal master classes of Peter Dvorský in Znojmo. In Janacek’s Theatre in Brno she introduced Adela in operetta The Bat by J. Strauss and Mozart’s The Queen of the Night. In Theater of F.X.Šalda in Liberec performs Olga as Gilda (G.Verdi, Rigoletto) and as Amina (V.Bellini, The Sleepwalker). For the last mentioned role Olga had been nominated to Thalie 2010 Award and sang Amina also with ensemble of Opera na Zamku (Polish Opera at the Castle) in Polish Szczecin and German Ingolstadt.


During June 2010 she performed as Micaëla (G. Bizet, Carmen) in Seoul, South Korea with ensemble of The State Opera Prague. In 2011 Olga became a finalist of the prestigious singing competition Concorso di Canto lirico internazionale per Cantanti lirici – Giacomo Puccini (Giacomo Puccini’s International Opera’s Singers Competition) in Italian Luca. In the same year she won 1st prize in International singing competition of Antonin Dvorak in Karlovy Vary, the most important classic competition of the Czech Republic, where she has got repeatedly a certificate of merit. Later that year she recorded a vocal of the main heroin in the newest movie Duet by director Jaroslav Brabec. The author of the movie music Jan Jirasek has dedicated to her his new song cycle Voice on Canvas. Olga later recorded that cycle together with the pianist Martin Levicky for the Czech Radio.


She has also added her succesful appearance in the role of Lucia di Lammermoor (G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor), Nanetta (G. Verdi, Falstaff), Bar?e (B. Smetana, The Kiss), Lisa (E. Kálmán, The Countess Marica), Serafina (R. Piská?ek, The Pearles of The Virgin Serafinka) and The Queen of The Night (Mozart, The Magic Flute) in the Moravian Theater Olomouc. Her cooperation with The National Theatre of Prague started in the role of Mégacles (J. Myslive?ek, L‘Olimpiade) and continued with the title role of Nightingale (I. Stravinskij, Le Rossignol) and Konstance (W. A. Mozart, The Abduction from the Seraglio). In the South-Bohemian Theatre she appeared again, this time as the Fire-Pricess-Nightingale (M. Ravel, The Child and The Magic Spells). For Stravinskij’s Nightingale Olga had been nominated again to Thalie 2015 Award.