Oksana Volkova


Belarussian mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova completed her Master’s Degree in Performance at the Belarussian State Academy of Music. She joined the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus when she was still a student. Her many awards include the first prize at the International Glinka Vocal Contest and the Dvořák Singing Competition, the Belarusian State Award and a Francysk Skaryna medal. Since 2010, she has been a guest artist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.

Volkova’s repertoire comprises over 20 operatic roles. She received international acclaim after her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2013 with Maddalena Rigoletto and Olga Eugene Onegin, and where she returned with the roles of Sonetka Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Giulietta The Tales of Hoffmann. She has performed her signature role of Carmen in opera houses around the world, from Moscow to Buenos Aires. Her appearances at La Scala and in Geneva and Naples Cavalleria rusticana, at the Royal Opera House, Teatro Real and Staatsoper Hamburg Eugene Onegin, at the Salzburg Festival The Queen of Spades, in Beijing Samson and Dalilah and Israel La forza del destino, Rigoletto, were highly regarded by audiences and critics. She is also known for her brilliant interpretation of Russian operatic roles such as Marina Boris Godunov, Marfa Khovanshchina, Lyubasha The Tsar’s Bride and Konchakovna Prince Igor.

Volkova collaborates with the most prominent conductors of our time, such as Vassily Sinaisky, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Daniel Oren, Aleksandr Vedernikov, Tugan Sohiev and Carlo Rizzi. Her discography features Rigoletto and Eugene Onegin (DVD) with the Metropolitan Opera on Deutsche Grammophon, The Queen of Spades on BR Klassik (CD) and Rigoletto (CD) with Dmitri Hvorostovsky, released by Delos.