The soprano Olga Trífonova was born in St Petersburg in 1973. She entered the St Petersburg State Conservatory in 1992 and studied with Professor V. Gagen. She is also the winner of numerous prizes such as the International Dvořák Competition in Karlovy Vary in 1993, the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in St Petersburg in 1994, the International Glinka Competition in October 1995, the Grand Prize of the Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in 1996 and the Grand Prize in the 1997 International Irina Arkhipova Competition in Moscow devoted to the 850th anniversary of the city. In 1994, she made her début at the Mariinsky Theatre where she is still a principal artist. She has also toured extensively with the Mariinsky most notably the recent Kirov Festival at the Metropolitan Opera where she performed Lyudmila in Ruslan and Lyudmila and Louisa in A Betrothal in a Monastery conducted by Valery Gergiev. Her engagements have included Amina in a new production of La sonnambula and Gilda in Rigoletto at the Mariinsky Theatre as well as Prilepa in Pique Dame at the Metropolitan Opera and Xenia in Boris Godunov at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. She has also sung Marfa in The Tsar’s Bride at the Châtelet and the title rôle in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann and Musetta in La bohème at the Mariinsky Theatre. She sang the rôle of the Nightingale in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol at the Metropolitan Opera.