Olesya Petrova, mezzo-soprano

Olesya Petrova

Represented By:

Michael Morelli
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Ole Justesen
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Mezzo-soprano Olesya Petrova has a warm, round voice with excellent low, middle and top notes. She is charismatic, with a marvellous stage presence.


Some recent and future highlights include:

  • Amneris/Aida at the MET, at San Diego Opera, at Arena di Verona and at Mikhailovsky Theatre;
  • Antonia’s Mother/Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the MET;
  • Polina/The Queen of Spades at the Bolshoi Theatre;
  • Santuzza/Cavalleria rusticana and Ulrica/Un ballo in maschera at Mikhailovsky Theatre;
  • Azucena/Il Trovatore at Opera Østfold;
  • Kozlovski’s Requiem with Singapore Symphony Orchestra;
  • Missa Solemnis with Orchestra Cadaques Barcelona w. Maestro Noseda;
  • Requiem di Verdi with Teatro San Carlo di Napoli in Salerno and with Mehta at The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv.


Olesya Petrova was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Past engagements in recent years include: Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven with Orquestra de Cadaqués Barcelona, Azucena/Il Trovatore at Opera di Firenze w. Fabio Luisi, Amneris/Aida at New Zealand Opera, Auckland, Federica/Luisa Miller at The MET in New York, Carmen Concertante with Győr Philharmonic Orchestra at Audi Arena,  Amneris/Aida at Arena di Verona, Verdi’s Requiem and 2 Alto in Mahler 8 with Fabio Luisi and Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Amelfa/The Golden Cockerel at Teatro Real de Madrid, Antonia’s Mother/Les contes d’ Hoffmann at The MET in New York, Emilia/Otello at Liceu de Barcelona, Amneris/Aida in Montreal and Federica/Luisa Miller at Teatro Verdi di Trieste.

In 2015 she performed among others Les contes d’ Hoffmann at the MET in New York, Verdi’s Requiem at Théâtre des Chatelet in Paris, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with David Robertson in Sydney and Charlotte/Werther at Teatro Verdi di Trieste.

Her engagements in 2014 included Azucena/Il Trovatore at Outdoor Opera Hedeland, Maddalena/Rigoletto, Madelon/Andrea Chenier and Khowanschina at The MET in New York, Ulrica/Un ballo in maschera at Deutsche Oper am Rhein adnd at Greek National Opera in Athens, Suzuki/Madama Butterfly at Greek National Opera in Athens and Fenena/Nabucco at Opéra de Montreal. Petrova also took part in an opera gala concert at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona and she sang two celebrated Requiem di Verdi in Sydney and at Concertgebouw Amsterdam in 2013.

Olesya Petrova has toured in Europe, the USA, South America, Korea, China and Japan and the 11/12 season marks her international breakthrough as Konschakowna in Borodin’s Prince Igor at Zürich Opera House. That season she also sang Ulrica/Un ballo in maschera at Greek National Opera in Athens.

Olesya Petrova has been a soloist with the St.Petersburg Conservatory Opera Theatre since 2007. Here her repertoire includes Marfa/Khovanshchina, Konchakovna/Prince Igor, Lel/The Snow Maiden, Lyubasha/The Tsar’s Bride at Perm Opera and Novosibirsk Opera, Amneris/Aida in Bankok, Carmen, Olga/Eugene Onegin, Polina, Countess/The Queen of Spades, Maddalena/Rigoletto, Ioanna/The Maid of Orleans and Ulrica/Un ballo in maschera.

She is a very sought-after concert singer with many Russian Orchestra’s and Chamber Ensembles and her concert repertoire includes cantatas and oratorio works by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Berlioz, Wagner, Mahler and Prokofiev with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Leo Kremer, Fabio Mastrangelo and Vladimir Fedoseev.


Olesya Petrova graduated from the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2008, class of Professor Irina Bogacheva.


She is a prize winner at the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2007, 2nd prize) and at the International Competition of Galina Vishnevskaya (Moscow, 2006, 2rd prize). In 2011 she reached the final in Cardiff Singer of the World.


Olesya Petrova – Condotta/Trovatore + O Don Fatal/Don Carlo w. Mehta in Tel Aviv, July 2019

Olesya Petrova – Samson et Dalila by C. Saint-Saëns – Dalila’s aria

Olesya Petrova – Requiem by G. Verdi – Recordare, Jesu pie

Olesya Petrova – Il Trovatore by G. Verdi – Stride la Vampa – 2017


Cardiff Singer of the World – St. David’s Hall, Cardiff

“The velvet richness of Olesya Petrova’s mezzo is a voice the operatic world needs more urgently, and both the authenticity of her Rimsky-Korsakov aria and intensely vivid Verdi showed her to be a great prospect.”
– Rian Evans, The Guardian