Oksana Lyniv
(c) Oleg Pavlyuchkiy

Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv has been appointed as Music Director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and her three-year engagement beginning in January 2022.

Oksana Lyniv was the first woman to stand on the podium of the Bayreuth Festival, which she inaugurated with Der fliegende Holländer.

Always active in her country, she first held the position of Music Director of the Lviv National Academy Opera and Ballet Theater, then that of Permanent Guest Conductor of the Leopolis Chamber Symphony Orchestra and Deputy Director of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. She also founded the LvivMozArt International Festival and the Ukrainian Youth Orchestra in Lviv. In 2004, she caught the attention of the musical world, winning the third prize at the prestigious Gustav Mahler-Dirigentenwettbewerb of the Bamberger Symphoniker. After completing his master’s degree at the Musikhochschule in Dresden, for four years she was assistant to Kirill Petrenko at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. In 2016, she conducted La Traviata at the Opernhaus Graz, becoming its permanent Music director until 2019.

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