Oksana Volkova was born in Minsk. She graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music where she had studied vocal in the People’s Artist of Belarus, Prof. Galushkina’s class. In 2002 she was invited to join the opera company of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus.
Carmen Carmen by Georges Bizet Amneris Aida by Giuseppe Verdi Santuzza Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni Laura La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli Marguerite La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz Marina Mniszech Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky Marfa Khovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky Lyubashsa The Tsar’s Bride by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Polina The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Maddalena Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi Konchakovna Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin Kashcheyevna Kashchey the Deathless by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Fenena Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi Olga Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Lel The Snow Maiden by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Suzuki Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini Flora La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi The Third Lady Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Page The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Maddalena - Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
In 2003 Volkova performed the roles of solo mezzo-soprano in the cantatas Moscow by Pyotr Tchaikovsky andAlexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev with the Irish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Anisimov in Dublin (Ireland). She was an artist of the Youth Opera Programme of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia from 2009 to 2010. In February 2010 Volkova made her debut with the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia as the Page in The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Volkova joined the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia as a guest soloist in 2011. Her roles with the theatre include the title role in Carmen, Lyubasha in The Tsar’s Bride, and Olga in Eugene Onegin. In 2010 she appeared in the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin during the tour of the Bolshoi Theatre in London (Royal Opera House) and Madrid (Teatro Real). In May 2010 she sang at the Plácido Domingo International Opera Ball in Washington. She participated in concerts of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and the chamber orchestra Moscow Virtuosos conducted by Vladimir Spivakov in the cities of the CIS countries and Switzerland. In March 2011 Volkova made her debut with the Teatro Massimo in Palermo (Italy) as Laura Adorno in La Gioconda. She appeared in The Queen of Spades at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg and Carmen at the Teatro dell’Opera Giocosa in Italy in June 2011. In September 2011 she opened the season at the Opera de Nice in France, having performed the role of Marguerite in La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz. In 2012 Volkova became a guest soloist of the Latvian National Opera where she performed the role of Carmen in the production by Andrejs Žagars. She also sang the Moscow Cantata conducted by Alexander Vedernikov in Copenhagen (baritone role was performed by Sergey Leyferkus). Oksana Volkova participated in numerous festivals including Irina Arkhipova Presents, Vladimir Spivakov Festival, Yury Bashmet International Festival in Sochi, Sweet Cherry Forest in Moscow, Summer in Lesmona in Bremen, and the Canary Islands Opera Festival. In February 2013 she successfully debuted on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera New-York.