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Oleg Korotkov

Oleg Korotkov

Soloist of the Opera


Oleg Korotkov studied voice at the Academy of Performing Arts in Moscow. After initial engagements in Perm and Ekaterinburg, in 1991 he became a soloist of the State Opera in Košice, Slovakia. From 1999 to 2011, he was a soloist of the State Opera Prague, and since January 2012 he has been a soloist of the National Theatre Opera. At the State Opera, he performed the roles of Dulcamara (Donizetti: L’elisir d‘amore), Sparafucile (Verdi: Rigoletto), Zaccaria (Verdi: Nabucco), Daland (Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer), Timur (Puccini: Turandot), Sarastro (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) and the Water Goblin (Dvořák: Rusalka). At the National Theatre, he has portrayed the Commendatore (Mozart: Don Giovanni), Grigoris (Martinů: The Greek Passion), Father (Glass: La Belle et la Bête), Pimen (Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov) and Dvoykin (Shostakovich: Antifomalist Rayok). His repertoire also includes Filippo II and the Grand Inquisitor (Verdi: Don Carlo), Boris (Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov), Gremin (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), Bertram (Meyerbeer: Robert le diable) and Wotan (Wagner: Das Rheingold and Die Walküre).

He is a laureate of several competitions – in 1990 he became the overall winner of the International Antonín Dvořák Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary; in 1994 he came third at the Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský Competition in Trnava; in 1996 he was placed second at the Hommage à Lucia Popp Competition in Bratislava and first at the International Emmy Destinn Vocal Competition in České Budějovice.