Oleg KorotkovSoloist 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.