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Oksana Dyka

  • Soprano

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Oksana Dyka press reviews

“And Tosca herself, the young Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka, is nothing less than sensational. Her voice is a true lirico-spinto, absolutely even throughout the range, warm and beautiful and at dramatic high-points she can add some steel to the notes as well. It is a Tebaldi-voice, and that is high praise indeed… she seems destined to have a great career in the future. And it is not just a glorious voice that rings out magnificently to fill even the largest hall; she can also sing an inward, hushed pianissimo that sends shivers down the spine, even on a jaded opera freak. After the dramatic outbursts in the second act confrontations with Scarpia, she sang a perfectly vocalized Vissi d’arte that made time stand still. One could actually have heard the proverbial pin drop. In this aria she also adopted a lighter, more frail, more vulnerable tone, reminding us that in the rest of the opera she is to a greater or less extent the actress Tosca, but this prayer is her private appeal to the Creator.”

Internet newspaper “Seen and Heard”, review on “Tosca” at the Dalhalla Opera Festival, Sweden, performed on August 12 2005.


Reviews on Madame Butterfly at the Queensland Opera in Brisbane, Australia

"Oksana Dyka premiered as Chio-Chio-San for her first time, at yet received a standing ovation on opening night. If this does not speak for her captivating performance alone, then surely her compelling voice, innocent grace and flowing beauty add testament to her power as a performer".

Reviwer Erin White.

"The decision to recruit Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka to play Butterfly was a good move. Dyka looks gorgeous and sings as well as she can act. Her mercurial facial expressions, which flicker between precocious maturity and childlike wonder in act one, despair and adoration for her treacherous husband in act tro, strike at the heart, especially when her bravely buoyant expression can crumple so swiftly in a moment of doubt... With amazing stamina, Dyka's voca power grew stronger and stronger on this first night. She soared above the orchestra's effective climaxes... Dyka is superb in the leading role!"

Review by Gillan Wills on "Madame Butterfly" at the Queensland Opera in Australia