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).
Malyuta The Tsar’s Bride
The Mercenary The Grey Legend
Il Commendatore Don Giovanni
Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor
Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia
Philippe Don Carlos
Sparafucile, Monterone Rigoletto
The Bonze Madama Butterfly
The Miller The Mermaid
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.