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Oleg Golovko

Guest of the Opera


Oleg Golovko graduated from the St. Petersburg Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (class of Eduard Kochergin) and also studied in Paris. From 2002 to 2004 he worked as the chief set designer of the Altai Drama Theatre, and in 2004–2006 as the chief set designer of the “Red Torch” Novosibirsk Drama Theatre. He has designed over hundred productions in Russia and abroad, such as Svetlana Nesterova’s opera The Lawsuit at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Igor Shpritz’s Merci and Elena Tchijova’s The Time of Women at the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre in St. Petersburg, and Gogol’s The Overcoat at the Moscow Art Theatre. He constantly cooperates with Timofej Kuljabin, their productions include Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Chekhov’s Three Sisters the “Red Torch” Novosibirsk Drama Theatre, Wagner’s Tannhäuser at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, Euripides’ Electra, #shakespearsonnets and Chekhov’s Ivanov at the State Theater of Nations in Moscow, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Stravinsky’s Les Noces/Oedipus Rex at the Opernhaus Wuppertal, Nora after Ibsen at the Schauspielhaus Zürich and Fräulein Julie after Strindberg at the Deutsches Theater Berlin. Golovko’s works are included into the St. Petersburg Theatre Library collection and exhibited at the St. Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music.