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Bogdan Volkov is a Russian operatic tenor born in Ukraine. He is the winner of second prize at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, The World Opera Competition in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2016 and first prize at the Paris Opera Competition in 2015.
Bogdan Volkov studied singing at the R. Glier Kiev Institute of Music. In 2013 he completed his vocal studies graduating at Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine. In 2013-15 was a member of the Young Artists Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. During this period Bogdan made his role debuts as Simpleton in «Boris Godunov» by M. Mussorgsky, as Mozart in «Mozart and Salieri» by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, as Kai in «The story of Kai and Gerda» by S. Banevich and as Vladimir Igorevich in «Prince Igor» by A. Borodin and others...
In February 2014 he debuted in the new production of «The Tsar’s Bride» by N. Rimsky-Korsakov as Lykov, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky. With this role he took part in the Bolshoi Theatre tours to Austria, Hong Kong Arts Festival and Lincoln Centre Festival.
In October 2015 Bogdan successfully debuted as Lensky in «Eugene Onegin» by P. Tchaikovsky, working with director Dmitry Tchernyakov in his production at the Bolshoi and conductor Alexander Vedernikov.
In April 2015 he participated in “Mirella Freni and Opera: 60 Years of Love” concert at the Luciano Pavarotti Municipal Theatre of Modena.During the 2015/16 season he joined the Orchestre National de Lyon as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and the cantata La mort de Sardanapale at the Hector Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André (conductor Leonard Slatkin).He also performed the part of Mozart in a concert performance of N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s «Mozart and Salieri» at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art with Israel Chamber Orchestra.