Olanna Goudeau continues to captivate audiences with her dazzling coloratura, rich lyricism, crystalline upper range and her sparkling stage presence. The Port Arthur, TX native made her National TV debut on Season 9 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, as one half of the opera duo, ACTE II. Since her appearances on the show she has toured both the US and abroad to great acclaim.

Olanna’s operatic performance credits include: Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Bess (Porgy & Bess), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Queen of the Night and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Lakmé (Lakmé), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Rose Maybud (Ruddigore), Lauretta (Le Docteur Miracle), and Gretel (Hansel & Gretel). She has also had the distinct pleasure of premiering several new works including Michael Ching’s acapella opera, A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Hermia), at Princeton University’s illustrious Berlind Theater and Waundell Saavedra’s children’s opera Sweet Dreams (Sparkle) at New York City’s National Opera Center. Olanna was invited to attend the esteemed Minuetto Festival as a Resident Artist where she was awarded the Milton Cross Rising Star Award, has earned a spot as a Regional Finalist at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, was awarded 1st place by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and 2nd place at the Benton-Schmidt Opera Competition. Ms. Goudeau has been chosen as a young artist by Cincinnati Opera, Opera New Jersey, Taos Opera Institute, and Cimarron Opera.

Olanna began her 2019 season with a bang as a featured artist at Carnegie Hall for a concert of music by African-American Composers. That performance was followed by “Jubilation”, an evening of live music and immersive images celebrating the contributions of African Americans to the world musical lexicon at the Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins, Colorado with Tenor, Anthony P. McGlaun.

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
— Evelyn Mary Dunbar