Olga Makarina sings
La Sonnambula
Vincenzo Bellini

“. . . Her singing showed intelligence, lovely phrasing, agile passagework and affecting sensitivity, especially during Marfa’s poignant
and delirious death scene. And Ms. Makarina brought youthful bloom to the duets with her fiancé, Ivan . . .”        
-The New York Times
on the Performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s
“Tsar’s Bride.”

A CD of Italian Opera Arias featuring Ms Makarina was released By Romeo Records and was cited by Opera News as ‘exquisite’ and Fanfare magazine as ‘a revelation of bel canto style.’  A second CD dedicated to Mozart’s motet ‘Esultate Jubilate’, a concert aria and operatic arias from Don Giovanni, Abduction from the Seraglio, Die Zauberflote and Le nozze di Figaro was released in spring 2003 and a recital of songs by Liszt, Tchiakovsky, and Rachmaninov was released in May 2004.



The New York Times 

[The role of Marguerite was] sung here with big vitality and exultant, full-powered high notes by Olga Makarina.

Classics Today 

Makarina's singing has gotten even better; the voice is more rounded, the range utterly even, the high notes in place and appealing, the coloratura impeccable.​


Best of all was the young Russian-born and American-trained soprano Olga Makarina, a vulnerable, tender, pure-voiced and beautifully musical Desdemona: her Willow Song was the evening's highlight, introspectively doom-laden and deeply moving. 


A soprano who can produce a firm, well-placed high E-flat need not worry about future engagements. But Makarina has a lot more to offer: tonal security, pure intonation and exemplary articulation of her Italian texts.


  • Otello12:59
  • The Tsars Bride - Marfa4:25
  • Norma1:29
  • Luisa Miller5:23
  • I Puritani6:01
  • La Sommambula7:48
  • La Traviata7:36
  • Linda di Chamounix5:35
  • Gianni Schicchi2:26