Oleg Melnikov



Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus (1999)

Oleg Melnikov graduated from the Odessa National Antonina Nezhdanova Conservatory in 1992. From 1986 to 1993, he was a soloist with the Odessa State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

He joined the opera company of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus in 1993.

Oleg Melnikov was a member of the council of the International Union of Music Workers of Russia, a member of the board of the Belarusian Union of Music Workers, chairman of the Belarusian Feodor Chaliapin Society, a chairman of the Feodor Chaliapin Singing Competition in Belarus. He is a regular participant of the Irina Arkhipova Invites Festival; in 2003, he received the Irina Arkhipova special prize and a silver medal for his interpretation of Boris Godunov in the eponymous opera by Modest Mussorgsky and his substantial contribution to education and enlightenment in Russia. The same year, he was awarded the title of the Man of the Year in the field of music. He regularly serves on the jury for the Mikhail Glinka International Vocal Contest in Russia and Belarus.

In 2012 and 2013 he was a moderator and speaker of the Republican Seminar for Voice Teachers and Soloists, where he gave masterclasses (Minsk).


The Old Hebrew              Samson et Dalila
Malyuta                         The Tsar’s Bride
Ramfis                           Aida
The Mercenary               The Grey Legend
Timur                            Turandot
Il Commendatore             Don Giovanni
Raimondo                      Lucia di Lammermoor
Don Basilio                     Il barbiere di Siviglia
Philippe                         Don Carlos
Sparafucile, Monterone          Rigoletto
Zaccaria                         Nabucco
The Bonze                      Madama Butterfly
The Miller                      The Mermaid
Konchak, Vladimir,
the Prince of Galich         Prince Igor
Gremin                          Eugene Onegin
King René                      Iolanta
Salieri                           Mozart and Salieri
The Old Convict              Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Katerina Izmailova)
The Butler                    The Lady’s Visit
Shipuchin                     The Jubilee
Boris Godunov               Boris Godunov
Ivan Khovansky             Khovanshchina
Aleko, the Old Gypsy                 Aleko
Lead bass in Giuseppe Verdi’s    Requiem
The Executioner            Salome


From 2012-14, Oleg Melnikov took part in the international festival “Shakhimardan Invites Friends” (Kazakhstan).

He regularly performed in concerts at the Belarusian State Philharmonic. He gave recitals in Belarus and abroad, making a world tour from 1990-91.

In 2009, he staged Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for the Youth Opera Theatre in Molodechno, Belarus. In 2011, he produced The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky for the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad.

With the company, he has toured Spain, Germany, Israel, and Switzerland.