Oleg Melnikov



Special prize and silver medal of the Irina Arkhipova Foundation (2003)

Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus (1999)

First prize at the 1st Feodor Chaliapin Competition of Young Opera Singers (Kazan, Russia)

Certificate at the Julián Gayarre International Singing Competition (Pamplona, Spain, 1992)

Certificate at the NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition (Germany, 1991)

First prize at the International Competition (Geneva, Switzerland, 1991)

First prize at the Georg Ots International Competition for Young Opera Singers (Tallinn, Estonia, 1989)

Second prize at the International Antonin Dvořák Singing Competition (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 1988)

Third prize at the 2nd Luisa Todí International Competition (Lisbon, Portugal)

Oleg Melnikov is a graduate of the Mikhail Glinka Minsk State Music College (class of the Honoured Worker of Culture of the Republic of Belarus Adam Murzich) and the Odessa National Antonina Nezhdanova Conservatory (E.N. Ivanov’s class, 1992). In 2011, he graduated in musical theatre directing from the Belarusian State Academy of Music.

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.

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. In 2013, he received a commendation from the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus for his significant contribution to the development of opera.

Oleg Melnikov was a member of the board of the Belarusian Union of Music Workers, a chairperson of the Belarusian Feodor Chaliapin Society and of the Feodor Chaliapin Singing Competition in Belarus. He regularly serves on the jury for international competitions held in Russia and Belarus, including the Mikhail Glinka International Vocal Contest.

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

He regularly appears in concert at the Belarusian State Philharmonic. He has given recitals in Belarus and abroad.

His works as a stage director include Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for the Youth Opera Theatre in Molodechno, Belarus (2010), The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky for the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad (2011), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri for the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus (2022).


Salieri                                Mozart and Salieri

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, Boris Izmailov                   Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Katerina Izmailova)
The Butler                            The Lady’s Visit by Sergey Kortes
Shipuchin                             The Jubilee by Sergey Kortes

Boris Godunov                     Boris Godunov
Ivan Khovansky                   Khovanshchina
Aleko, the Old Gypsy          Aleko

The Executioner                  Salome

Farlaf                                   Ruslan and Lyudmila

Lead bass in Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem


In 1991, Oleg Melnikov gave a number of recitals as part of world tour promoted by Delphin Seereisen, Germany.


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


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