Olesya Petrova (Mezzo soprano)|
ē Recipient of the second prize at the XIII International Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Competition (Moscow, 2007).
ē Recipient of the second prize at the I
International Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Artistesí Competition (Moscow, 2006).
ē Prize-winner and recipient of special prizes at the II All-Russian
Competition of Vocal and Piano Duets Three Centuries of Classical Romance (St
ē Recipient of a scholarship prize and the Hope of Russia
Grand Prix (2003Ė2004).
Olesya Petrova was born in St Petersburg. Studied from the Rimsky-Korsakov
School of Music. After two years, she entered the St Petersburg State
Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, class of Irina Bogacheva. In 2005 she took part
in a recording of Alexander Izosimovís vocal cycle Songs of the Beautiful
Stranger. Since 2007 she has been a soloist with the St Petersburg Conservatoire
Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
Olesya Petrova has a busy touring schedule, including opera productions and
performances of vocal symphonic works. She has performed solo roles in Rossiniís
Petite Messe Solennelle (Deventer, Netherlands), Mozartís Krönungsmesse
(Etlingen, Germany), Beethovenís Ninth Symphony (St Petersburg and Białystok,
Poland) and Pendereckiís Matins (Białystok, Poland). She has performed in towns
in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the Czech Republic, Poland,
Finland, Japan, Norway, South America and Scotland. She took part in a
production of Massenetís opera Cendrillon in Glasgow and Edinburgh.