Olga Pasichnyk studied piano and music pedagogy in her home town of Rivne, Ukraine and voice at the Kiev Conservatoire. Since 1992 she has been a soloist with the Warsaw Chamber Opera. She has performed at the Opéra Bastille, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre Châtelet, Salle Pleyel (Paris), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), De Nederlandse Opera, Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Berliner Konzerthaus, Teatro Real (Madrid), Bayerische Staatsoper, Vlaamse Opera, Theater an der Wien, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéra de Nice, and the natioonal operas in Warsaw and Helsinki. She also sang chamber music, oratorios and symphony concerts almost in every European country, the USA, Canada and Japan.
A special place in her repretoire is reserved for romantic and impressionist songs and contemporary music. She won a range of prizes at international vocal competitions, including the s’Hertogenbosch Competition (the Netherlands, 1994), the Mirjam Helin Competition in Helsinki (1999) and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2000). In 2005 and 2010 she was nominated for the ’the best singer of the season’ award by Opernwelt for her rendition of Almirena (Handel’s Rinaldo) and Roxana (Szymanowski’s Król Roger). She received the following accolades: Münchner Opernfestspiele Prize (2006), Cyprian Kamil Norwid Award (2007), Paszport Polityki (1997), Fryderyk, Orfeusz (Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1999), Golden Cross of Merit, Poland (2001), A. Hiolski Award for her rendition of Mélisande (Debussy’s Peléas and Mélisande), and J. Kiepura Award (Poulenc’s Voix humaine, 2012). She has recorded more than 50 albums for Dabringhaus und Grimm, Naxos, Opus 111, and Harmonia Mundi.
She has performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, NOSPR, philharmonic orchestras of Belgium and Luxembourg, National Philharmonic of Russia, Concerto Köln, The English Concert, European Union Baroque Orchestra, AAM, Orchestre National de France.
Repertoire includes: Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea; Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria; Rossini’s Il turco in Italia; Lully’s Alceste; Handel’s Imeneo, Orlando, Semele, Ariodante, Deidamia, Rinaldo and Julius Caesar; Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, La finta giardiniera and La finta semplice; Bizet’s Carmen; Puccini’s La Bohème; Verdi’s Rigoletto; Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Oniegin; Weber’s Der Freischutz; and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
At the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera she has sung Roxana in Szymanowski’s King Roger, Queen of the Night in Mykietyn’s Ignorant i szaleniec, Mélisande in Debussy’s Péleas et Mélisande, Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.