The American mezzo-soprano, Olivia Vote, studied at St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM), received her Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina School of the Arts, and her Master of Music degree from Yale University. She is continuing her studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Phildelphia (third-year resident artist in 2010). She was Regional Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2008), and earned the Phyllis Curtin Career Award at Yale University School of Music.
Olivia Voteís roles at AVA: Clairon in Capriccio; Adalgisa in excerpts from Norma; Meg Page, Falstaff; Giovanna Seymour, Anna Bolena; Lucilla, La fiamma. She is much in demand in Europe.. Other roles have included: Dido in Dido and Aeneas with the Abla Music Festival, Italy; Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at Piedmont Opera; Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Judith in Bluebeardís Castle, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Eva in Martinůís Comedy on the Bridge, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Baba the Turk in Igor Stravinskyís The Rakeís Progress, LíOpinon Publique in Orphée aux Enfers, all at Yale University. At the North Carolina School of the Arts, she sang the role of Miss Bingley in the world premiere of the first act of Kirke Mechemís opera, Pride and Prejudice. With the Gerdine Young Artist Program at The Opera Theater of St. Louis she sang the Aunt in Madame Butterfly and Nicklausse (cover) in The Tales of Hoffmann. Concert appearances have included Johannes Brahmsí Liebeslieder Walzer, J.S. Bachís Cantata BWV 199 Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Giovanni Battista Pergolesiís Stabat Mater and L.v. Beethovenís Mass in C-major with the Romanian State Orchestra. L.v. Beethovenís Ninth Symphony, Felix Mendelssohnís Elijah, and George Frideric Handelís Messiah.