Chicago-based soprano Olivia Doig performs a range of classical and musical theater repertoire across the midwest. Most recently, Olivia spent the summer of 2019 as a resident artist with Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. Other recent performance highlights include Josephine in HMS Pinafore (Ohio Light Opera), Zaneeta in The Music Man (Ohio Light Opera), Amor in Ariane et Bachus (Haymarket Opera), the title role in Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan Company, Inc.), the soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria (Hinsdale Chorale), and Gabriel in Haydn’s Creation (Tallahassee Chorus). Olivia holds a Bachelors of Music from Wheaton College and a Masters of Music from Florida State University, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Illinois. She has received awards from the American Opera Society of Chicago, the Musicians Club of Women, the Chicago Bel Canto Foundation, the Orpheus Music Competition, the Tallahassee Music Guild, the Chicago Italian Cultural Center, various NATS chapters, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Alongside performing, Olivia shares her love for musical storytelling through teaching. She teaches a private voice studio, taught voice lessons as a Graduate Assistant in the Musical Theater Department at Florida State University, and currently teaches as a Guest Lecturer in voice at Wheaton College for the spring semester of 2020. Olivia has also taught a variety of group musical theater courses, and is the co-developer and teacher of Lynx Project’s cross-genre education program Composition of a City, which teaches youth about the role of poetry in classical art song and hip-hop rap and aids them in setting their own poetry to music.
Recent Performance Highlights
June 3 - July 28
2020 Edith Newfield Award Winner
Musicians Club of Women
Autism Advocacy Series Concert
Sophia, workshop of Sensorium Ex
University of Illinois
Award Winners Concert
American Opera Society of Chicago
Encouragement Award, Illinois District
Met National Council Auditions
Studio Artist, Summer Concert Residency