The Jill and Allyn Risley/John M. O'Quinn Foundation Endowed Fund Fellow
Annina in La traviata and Clotilde in Norma. Previously: Dominique de Menil in the HGOco world premiere of Some Light Emerges and First Secretary in Nixon in China (2016). Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award winner in 2016 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2016–18).
About the Artist:
Second-year HGO Studio artist Yelena Dyachek sang Annina in La traviata and Berta in The Barber of Seville at HGO this season. She won the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award in the 2016 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias, and shortly thereafter, she was named a Grand Prize Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Last season at HGO, she sang First Secretary in Nixon in China and Dominique de Menil in the HGOco world premiere of Some Light Emerges. Other previous roles include the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, the title role in Iphigénie en Tauride, and Madama Cortese in Il viaggio a Reims at USC’s Thornton School of Music; Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with the Aspen Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program; and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin with the Aspen Opera Center. This summer, she will join Wolf Trap Opera as Elettra in Idomeneo.