Oleg Sychov

  • International Competition prize-winner.

Oleg Sychov was born in Kharkov. Trained at the Kharkov Institute of the Arts (solo singing class of Professor Taisia Madysheva). In 2000 he graduated from the faculty of solo singing at the National Academy of Music of Ukraine (class of Professor Viktor Kurin) where in 2008 he also completed his postgraduate studies (class of Professor Alexander Vostryakov). From 2000 to 2002 he was a soloist with the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. From 2002 to 2008 he was a soloist with the National Opera of Ukraine. In 2010 he made his Mariinsky Theatre debut as the Apostle Paul in Nikolai Karetnikov’s opera The Mystery of the Apostle Paul. In the 2010–2011 season he joined the Mariinsky Opera Company.

His repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Nikitich and Bailiff (Boris Godunov)
1st Strelets (Khovanshina)
Skula (Prince Igor)
Molchan Mitkov (The Oprichnik)
Orlik (Mazepa)
Surin (The Queen of Spades)
Bertrand (Iolanta)
Bomelius (The Maid of Pskov)
Chub (Christmas Eve)
Baron Wurmerhelm (The Gambler)
Faust (The Fiery Angel)
Remenyuk (Semyon Kotko)
General Bennigsen, Tikhon Shcherbaty (War and Peace)
Sobakevich, Bearded Man (Dead Souls)
Ivan Flyagin, Storyteller (The Enchanted Wanderer)
District police officers, doctors, gendarmes, nurses in St Petersburg (The Lefthander)
Woodcuttter (A Christmas Tale)
Ivan Fyodorovich Yepanchin (The Idiot)
The Apostle Paul (The Mystery of the Apostle Paul)
Mazetto (Don Giovanni)
Leone (Attila)
An Assassin (Macbeth)
Doctor Grenvil (La traviata)
Bethune (I vespri siciliani)
Il Marchese di Calatrava, Alcalde (La forza del destino)
Pietro (Simon Boccanegra)
Montano (Otello)
The Commissioner (Madama Butterfly)
Hector’s Shadow, Panthée(Les Troyens)
Zuniga (Carmen)
Luther, Crespel (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Abimélech (Samson et Dalila)
Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande)
Mechanic (Věc Makropulos)
Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

His repertoire also includes: Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Ramfis (Aida), Banco (Macbeth), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Timur (Turandot), Colline, Benoît (La Bohème), Konchak (Prince Igor), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Narumov (The Queen of Spades), Pimen, Varlaam (Boris Godunov), Sobakin, Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride), the Old Gypsy (Aleko), Dolokhov, Balaga (War and Peace), the Old Convict (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and the bass role in Verdi’s Requiem.

Has toured to Germany, France, the Netherlands, Japan, Poland and Belgium. He has appeared at music festivals in Oberammergau and Sankt Blasien in Germany. First performer of Alexander Raskatov’s suite The Alphabet of Death in Russia.

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