"As Anna, Solveig Olsen’s operatic training…..ultimately mastered the music and brought intelligence, wit, heart and humanity to Anna. Ironically, it was in the largely spoken vocal soliloquy “Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?" that she scored her greatest success." - Colorado Springs Gazette

"Cheers, 'Bravo' and standing ovations were plentiful, especially for....Solveig Olsen's arias." - Colorado Springs Gazette

Soprano Solveig Olsen began honing her craft in the mountains of northern New Mexico. After dabbling in music theatre and cabaret, she eventually became a backup singer in a rhythm and blues band, performing in hotel lobbies throughout downtown Santa Fe. Upon entering college, she discovered a love for classical singing.

Most recently she was seen as the soprano soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, the soprano jazz singer in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Pitti-Sing in The Mikado, as well Theatreworks productions of Lysistrata and The Tempest: A Reading with Tina Packer, where she portrayed the role of Ariel. She has been seen as Anna in The King and I, Violetta (La Traviata) with Opera Theatre of the Rockies (highlight performance), Ellen in Lakme, and Margaret, in the Fine Arts Center's production of 9 to 5.

Concert work includes Bach’s Magnificat at the United States Air Force Academy, Schubert's Mass in A Flat Major at Colorado College, the role of Jennie Parsons in Kurt Weill's opera Down in the Valley, with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, as well as "Music and Words: The Poetry of Dana Gioia" at Colorado College. She has been the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Mass in C Major, Bach's Mass in B Minor, Gounod's St. Cecilia's Mass, and Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, with the Indianapolis Symphony, under the baton of Raymond Leppard. With Ensemble Peak FreQuency (UCCS), she has performed original arias with renowned composer Anthony Davis (Amistad), Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, a concert of premiere compositions by Pamela Madsen, Infinito Nero, with the Veronika String Quartet, and portrayed the "Prima Donna," in Phillip Blackburn's world premiere hyper-opera, The Sun Palace.

While living in New York City, Miss Olsen appeared as a featured singer with the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s master class series, performed Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at New York City’s acclaimed Symphony Space, participated in the national tour of Star Wars: In Concert, hosted by actor Anthony Daniels (C3P-O), and sang Musetta in La Boheme under the baton of Metropolitan Opera Conductor Steven Crawford. She portrayed the title role in Romeo et Juliette, and gave back to back performances at the famed Riverside Church, singing the soprano solos in Dvorak's Te Deum and Mozart's Requiem. She was engaged at the Caramoor Festival as a Bel Canto Apprentice and premiered new works with the Ballet Orchestra of New York. In June of 2007, Miss Olsen acted as Musical Director with Desipina & Company at The Public Theater of New York City; part of the 365days/365plays National Festival by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks.

Prior to moving to New York, Miss Olsen was a resident young artist with Chicago Opera Theater, where she covered the title role in Handel's Semele, and Lucia in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. Two seasons at the Ravinia Festival included singing the role of Frasquita in Carmen for Kids, and operatic highlights in Not Just Figaro: An Introduction to Opera for Young Audiences. During this time, Miss Olsen was also engaged as Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and prepared the role of Cunegonde for the Music Theater Works production of Candide. A love for Chamber music led to a series of performances throughout Chicago with Arts at Large, the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall, the Chicago Park District, and the Lakeshore Chamber Music Society. She celebrated Mozart's 250th birthday with a live concert broadcast on WFMT, and performed her first Exultate Jubilate with the New Millennium Orchestra, under Canadian conductor Francesco Milioto.

Miss Olsen's studies include degrees from the University of Iowa and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with additional studies at the Aspen Music Festival, the Centro Studi Italiani, in Urbania, Italy, the Brevard Music Center and Bel Canto at Caramoor. Additional awards have been given by the Pikes Peak Opera League, the Anna Sosenko Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the MacAllister Awards, and the Bel Canto Scholarship Foundation.

Solveig currently serves on the faculty at the University of Colorado at Colorado