Oksana Lyniv

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Biography

has been the Music Director of Teatro Comunale di Bologna since 2022, making her the first female chief conductor of an Italian opera house. She made history as the first female conductor in the history of the Bayreuth Festival with her debut production of The Flying Dutchman opening the festival in 2021
Her significant achievements include performances at the Bavarian State Opera, the State Opera Berlin, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, Oper Frankfurt, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Theater an der Wien, and the Stuttgart State Opera. Oksana Lyniv studied at the Dresden University of Music, and from 2008 to 2013, she served as deputy chief conductor at the National Opera in Odesa, Ukraine. From 2013 to 2017, she worked as musical assistant to GMD Kirill Petrenko and as a conductor at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. From 2017 to 2020, she served as chief conductor of the Graz Opera and the Graz Philharmonic. Furthermore, Oksana Lyniv is passionately committed to the promotion of classical music on an international level and in Ukraine and is the founder and chief conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine/YsOU.
She has been awarded several international titles and prizes, including the Festival Prize of the Bavarian State Opera in 2015 and the prestigious TREBBIA International Award in 2019. In November 2020, Oksana Lyniv received the Opera! Award for Best Conductor of the Year. In times of the Russian war against Ukraine, Oksana Lyniv emerges as a dedicated cultural ambassador of her country. She passionately advocates for the performance of Ukrainian composers on international stages.

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