Оксана Лесничая

Biography

Born in the town of Tolyatti. In 1995, she completed her studies at Kharkov Music College (Lyudmila Demyanyuk’s class) and, in 2000 — at the Moscow Conservatoire (Prof. Irina Maslennikova’s class).

From 1996-2005, she was a member of Boris Pokrovsky’s Music Chamber Theatre Company where she sang the following parts: Title role (Euridice), Drusilla (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Donna Anna and Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Daughter to Podtochina and Solo in the Kazan Cathedral (The Nose); Parasya (Sorochinsky Fair — premiere); Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare — premiere).

From 2002-04, she studied at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre where she performed the following roles: Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Marfa (The Tsar’’s Bride), Marguerite (Faust).

In 2007, she made her Bolshoi Theatre debut. Her repertoire at the Bolshoi includes: Queen of the Night in Die Zauberfloete and Xenia in Boris Godunov.

Tours

In 2000, she took part in the Ludwigsburg Festival (Germany) where she sang Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte).
In the summer of 2003, she took part in an opera gala concert to celebrate the consecration of the Cathedral of All Saints on the Blood in Yekaterinburg (Xenia in Boris Godunov).
In March, 2004, in Frankfurt, accompanied by the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, she sang the aria of the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberfoete) and the Bolero of Helene (Les Vepres Siciliennes).
In 2006, as a Galina Vishnevskaya Centre soloist she participated in the Golden Prague Festival (Czechia) where she performed the role of Gilda (Rigoletto) and the aria of the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberfloete); and in the May Opera Evenings Festival in Skopje (Macedonia) where she sang the role of Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride). In the same year, she took part in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the opening of the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra (conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev) season.
In 2007, she took part in a concert performance of Edison Denisov’s opera Quatre filles (conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky). In the same year she sang Masha in the world premiere of Dashkevich’s The Government Inspector at the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2008, she took part in X Barsova and Maksakova International Festival in Astrakhan (Micaela in Carmen) and in Festival in Honor of the 80th Anniversary of Evgeny Svetlanov in Moscow (title part in Lakme). Took part in a concert Le Voci della Citta in Milan. In the same year she participated in Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre tour to Bulgaria.
In 2009, she took part in the Festival of Russian Culture in RSA.

General sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Ingosstrakh Insurance Company
General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is investment group Absolute
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Credit Suisse bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is GUM