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Bogdan Volkov

Bogdan Volkov
Kristina Kalinina

Bogdan Volkov studied singing at the Glier Kiev Institute of Music. In 2013 he completed his vocal studies graduating at Tchaikovsky Kiev National Academy of Music. In 2013-15 was a member of the Young Artists Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. During this period Bogdan made his role debuts as Simpleton in Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky, as Mozart in Mozart and Salieri by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, as Kai in The story of Kai and Gerda by S. Banevich and as Vladimir Igorevich in Prince Igor by A. Borodin and others.

In February 2014 he debuted in the new production of The Tsar’s Bride by N. Rimsky-Korsakov as Lykov, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky. With this role he took part in the Bolshoi Theatre tours to Austria, Hong Kong Arts Festival and Lincoln Centre Festival.

In 2015 he was awarded the 1st prize and audience sympathy prize at the Paris Opera Competition. In October 2015 Bogdan successfully debuted as Lensky in Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky, working with director Dmitry Tchernyakov in his production at the Bolshoi.

Since January 2016 he has been a principal soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre.

In 2016 he was awarded the 2nd prize at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, the World Opera Competition in Guadalajara.

In February 2017 he took part in the production of M. Weinberg’s The Idiot, singing the title role of Prince Myshkin and in June 2017 he took part in the production of The Snow Maiden by N. Rimsky-Korsakov at the Bolshoi Theatre as Tsar Berendey. For this roles Bogdan Volkov has been awarded Onegin the National Opera Award.

He also took part in concerts of the Bolshoi Theatre tours with Tugan Sohiev to Switzerland and France. In July 2017 he sang Lensky at the Festival d’Aix-En-Provence and Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Bogdan Volkov began this season as Ferrando in Glyndebourne. In April he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Tybalt in Romeo et Juliette by Ch. Gounod.

Among his future commitments: Cosi fan tutte in Moscow, Don Giovanni in Palm Beach, Tsar Saltan in Bruxelles.

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