Oleg Tsybulko graduated from the Ştefan Neaga Musical College (piano department) in Chișinău, Moldova in 2004. In 2009 he graduated from the Chișinău Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts. Since 2009 he has been a post-graduate student with the Academy. Since October 2011, he has participated in the Young Artists Opera Program organised by the Bolshoi Theatre.
In November 2011 he made his debut with the Bolshoi Theatre performing Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. In March 2013 he performed Rodolfo in Pier Luigi Pizzi’s production of Bellini’s La sonnambula at the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre under the baton of Enrique Mazzola. Since the 2013/2014 season he has been a soloist of the Bolshoi Opera. At the Bolshoi he also performs Bartolo in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Grenvil in Verdi’s La traviata, Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Monk in Verdi’s Don Carlo, Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca, Colline in Puccini’s La Bohème, Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Surin in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, Malyuta in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride, Skula in Borodin’s Prince Igor, Mathias Wiessman in Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel, Farfarello in Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges, and the Second Troll, the Third Actor, the Third Robber and Reindeer in Banevich’s Story of Kai and Gerda.
In 2014, he performed Gremin in Eugene Onegin under the baton of Yuri Bashmet at the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi. In September 2014 he performed Orbazzano in the concert performance of Rossini’s Tancredi under the baton of Alberto Zedda at the Russian National Orchestra Grand Opera Festival. In January 2015 he performed Melisso in the concert performance of Handel’s Alcina as part of the Opera Masterpieces Subscription. In May 2015 he made his debut with the Nantes Opera as Gremin in Eugene Onegin.
The singer’s répertoire also includes the roles of Publio and in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, King René in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Salieri in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri, and Sobakin in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride.
He has sung under the batons of Vassily Sinaysky, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Alan Buribayev, Antonino Fogliani, Michael Guettler, Christopher Moulds, Laurent Campellone, Kirill Karabits, Julian Reynolds, Federico Maria Sardelli, and William Lacey.
Awards include: third prize at the 24th International Glinka Vocal Competition (Moscow, 2011), diploma at the Hariclea Darclee International Voice Competition (Romania, 2010), third prize at the Romanciada International Competition among Young Performers of Russian Romance (Moscow, 2008), and third prize at the 2nd World Delphic Games (Saratov, 2008).
photo D. Yusupov