Since moving to New York in 2014, Olivia Betzen has been featured in various musical endeavors throughout the city. These performances include her debut in New York Festival of Song as part of their NYFOS Next series curated by Mark Adamo and friends, her Weill Hall debut performance as the Grand Prize winner (Art Song) of the 2014 Metropolitan International Music Festival, the soprano Rising Star at Caramoor studying with Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, Peter Mark’s Singer Showcase at the Opera Center, recital performance with Tom Muraco as part of the Art Song Preservation Society of New York, and her first Susanna with dell’arte Opera Ensemble. She also serves as a cantor at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City.
Olivia has had the privilege to work with other great artists such as Martin Katz, Margo Garrett, John Wustmann, and Teresa Berganza. Olivia has a special love of sacred music, contemporary music, Spanish music, Czech music and the art of the song recital.
Olivia completed both her undergraduate (2010) and masters degrees (2011) in music at the University of Kansas. She continued her graduate work at the University of Michigan with a performance certificate (2013).