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Bogdan Volkov

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Bogdan Volkov, Russian Богдан Волков, (born 7 December 1989 in Tores, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian-Russian opera singer (tenor) who is a member of the Bolshoi Young Ensemble.

Bogdan Volkov studied singing at the R. Glier Institute of Music in Kiev. In 2013 he finished his vocal training at the Tchaikovsky Academy of Music of Ukraine. From 2013 to 2015 he was a member of the Young Artists Opera Program of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. During this time, he made his debut as Simpleton in Boris Godunov, Mozart in Mozart and Salieri, and Vladimir in Prince Igor, among others. In February 2014, he made his debut as Lykov in The Tsar’s Bride, conducted by Gennady Roshdestvensky. This role took him with the Bolshoi Theatre to the Theater an der Wien, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Lincoln Center Festival. In 2015, he received the 1st Prize and Audience Award at the Paris Opéra Compétition. In October of the same year, the tenor made his debut in the role of Lensky in Eugene Onegin in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production at the Bolshoi Theatre. From 2016 to 2018 he was an ensemble member at this house. In 2016 he was awarded 2nd prize at the Operalia competition, the World Opera Competition in Guadalajara. For the roles in the productions of Weinberg’s The Idiot and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Snowflake at the Bolshoi Theatre, Bogdan Volkov received the National Opera Award Onegin. In July 2017, he sang Lenski at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. Other productions include The Tale of Tsar Saltan at La Monnaie Opera House in Brussels and Die Zauberflöte at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. He made his Metropolitan Opera New York debut in April 2018 as Tybalt in Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.

Contests

  • 2002 Grand Prix at the Ukrainian Bel Canto Competition, Donetsk
  • 2010 First Prize at the IV International Frederic Chopin Competition, Saint Petersburg
  • 2013 Grand Prix at the VI International Anatoly Solovyanenko Competition, Donetsk

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