Oleg Dolgov


The Russian tenor Oleg Dolgov, who was born in 1972 in Bryansk, graduated in voice under Evgeny Kibkalo at the Moscow State Conservatory. From 2004 to 2006 he acquired practical experience at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center in Moscow, making his debut in the first Russian performance of Alfred Schnittke’s Gesualdo under the direction of Valery Polyansky. Dolgov’s first permanent engagement was as a soloist with the State Academic Symphony Capella of Russia, performing in concerts led by such conductors as Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Vladimir Fedoseyev. In 2012 he was made a member of the Novaya Opera Theater ensemble in Moscow; since 2014 he has belonged to the famous Bolshoi Theater, where he has sung the major roles of the Italian repertoire, such as the title role in Verdi’s Don Carlo and Alfredo in La traviata. At the Bolshoi he has also performed Don José in Bizet’s Carmen and has moreover become known as a Tchaikovsky interpreter, singing Herman in The Queen of Spades, Count Vaudémont in Iolanta, and Yuri in The Enchantress. Dolgov has given guest performances at the Spoleto Festival, where he has sung in Proko-fiev’s War and Peace and Wagner’s Lohengrin; at La Scala in Milan; at the Holland Festival; in Tokyo; at the Festival Internacional de Santander in Spain; and at the Rostropovich Festival in Baku. His concert repertoire ranges from Bach’s B minor Mass through Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, the Mozart Requiem, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to Rossini’s and Dvořák’s settings of the Stabat Mater and the Berlioz and Brahms Requiems.

 February 2016