Oksana Volkova – mezzosoprano from Minsk
Belarusian mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova made her Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Olga (Eugene Onegin).
Volkova was born in Minsk. She studied at the Belarusian State Academy of Music. Her many awards include first prizes at the Glinka and Antonín Dvorák competitions. She made her first appearance as a guest soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre in 2010; her roles there since have included Carmen, Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Olga, Fenena (Nabucco), Boy (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya). Her international engagements include Olga for Teatro Real, Madrid, and the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Carmen for Teatro Colon, Latvian National Opera and in Salzburg, Savona, Tokyo and Beijing, Olga, Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Sonetka (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana) for Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Laura (La Gioconda) in Palermo, Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust) for Opéra de Nice, Maddalena for Bavarian State Opera and Dalila (Samson et Dalila) in Beijing.
Volkova’s concert appearances include a tour with the chamber orchestra Moscow Virtuosos, La Damnation de Faust and May Night in concert with the Russian National Orchestra, the Moscow Cantata in Copenhagen, The Queen of Spades in concert at the Munich Gasteig and Verdi’s Requiem with Opéra de Nice.