Oksana Volkova was born in Minsk, Belarus and has earned numerous distinctions for singing, including first prize at the 12th Mikhail Glinka Festival. Since 2010, she has made regular guest appearances at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow performing a number of roles, including Liubacha (The Tsar’s Bride), Laura (The Stone Guest), Paulina (The Queen of Spades), Olga (Eugene Onegin) and the title role in Carmen. In 2016, she received the National Theatre Award in Belarus for her interpretation of the Bizet heroine and she has appeared as Carmen at numerous international opera venues (Buenos Aires, the Salzburg Landestheater, Tokyo, Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius). She made her Milan debut at La Scala in Cavalleria rusticana (Lola).
She has also been invited to perform at New York’s Metropolitan Opera (Sonietka, Olga, Maddalena in Rigoletto), London’s Royal Opera House (Olga), Beijing’s NCPA (Dalila and Carmen), Palermo’s Teatro Massimo (Laura in La Gioconda), the Nice Opera (Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust), and the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana). During the 2017 / 2018 season, she made her Salzburg Festival debut (Paulina) under the direction of Mariss Jansons and her Geneva debut at the Grand Theatre (Santuzza). She also sang the roles of Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera and Olga at the Hamburg Staatsoper.
Carmen, The Queen of Spades, and The Stone Guest at the Bolshoi Theatre, Verdi’s Requiem at the Tanglewood Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons.
Oksana Volkova is making her Paris Opera debut
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