Olga Pudova

Graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Grayr Khanedanian) and the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers, in 2006 she made her Mariinsky Theatre debut as Contessa di Folleville (Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims).

In 2012 she took part in the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project. Also undertook further studies at the International Summer Academy in Mikkeli (Finland).

Since 2017, Olga Pudova has been a Mariinsky Opera Company soloist.

In 2013 the singer made her debut at the Vienna State Opera, performing the role of the Queen of the Night in a premiere of a new production of Die Zauberflöte. She has appeared at Paris National Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Zurich Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Turin’s Teatro Regio, La Fenice, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Flemish Opera, Berlin’s Komische Oper, Opéra-Comique in Paris, Semperoper Dresden, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Theatre Royal in Glasgow, Latvian National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Dallas Opera; at the music festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh, Orange, Beaune, Budapest ecc.

In 2019 she made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Cunegonde (Bernstein’s Candide), then she performed Contessa di Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims).


prize-winner at the International Lisitsian Competition

2003, Vladikavkaz

1st prize and special prize for the best performance of a French romance at the International Elena Obraztsova Competition

2006, Moscow

2nd prize at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition

2006, St Petersburg

2nd prize at the Competizione dell’Opera

2010, Dresden

3rd prize at the Plácido Domingo’s Operalia

2011, Moscow

Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s theatre prize (for the role of Zerbinetta in the Mariinsky Theatre’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos)

At the Bolshoi

Cunegonde (Candide)
Contessa di Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims)
Violetta (La Traviata)
The Swan-Princess (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)

Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) — Vienna State Opera, Paris National Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio in Turin, La Fenice, Liceu, Flemish Opera, Opéra-Comique in Paris, Opera Nice, Opera Bordeaux, Opera Philadelphia, Mariinsky Theatre, Aix-en-Provence Festival

Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) — Bavarian State Opera, Liceu, Mariinsky Theatre

Giunia (Lucio Silla) — the Royal Opera of Versailles, Theater an der Wien, Komische Oper Berlin, Philharmonie de Paris, Aix-en-Provence Festival

Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) — Bavarian State Opera, Tatar Musa Jalil Opera and Ballet Theatre

Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) — Zurich Opera, Mariinsky Theatre, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Konstanze (Entführung aus dem Serail) — Liceu

Snow Maiden (The Snow Maiden) — Mariinsky Theatre

Queen of Shamakha (The Golden Cockerel) — Mariinsky Theatre, Dallas Opera

Rossignol (Rossignol) — Mariinsky Theatre, Welsh National Opera

Contessa di Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims) — Mariinsky Theatre, Theater Baden-Baden

Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) — Mariinsky Theatre

Adina (L’elisir d’amore) — Mariinsky Theatre

Gilda (Rigoletto) — Mariinsky Theatre, Tatar Musa Jalil Opera and Ballet Theatre

Nannetta (Falstaff) — Mariinsky Theatre

Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) — Mariinsky Theatre

Fiakermilli (Arabella) — Semperoper Dresden

La Fée (Cendrillon) — Theatre Royal in Glasgow, Edinburgh International Festival

Lakmé (Lakmé) — Mariinsky Theatre

In concert, Olga Pudova has sung with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bucharest Radio Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker. She has worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Fabio Luisi, Christoph Eschenbach, Asher Fisch, Antonello Manacorda, Cristian Macelaru, Constantin Trinks, Tomas Netopil, Kirill Petrenko and Mikhail Tatarnikov.

Zdes khorosho

Romances by Rachmaninov (Universal music)

W. A. Mozart. Lucio Silla

Giunia; conductor Laurence Equilbey; Erato / Warner classics

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM