Russian Soprano Olga Pudova graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2006 (class of Grayr Khanedanian) and has been a soloist of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2001. Olga made her Mariinsky Theatre debut as the Contessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims (2006).
She has taken part in the 2012 Salzburg Young Singers Project (attending masterclasses with Thomas Hampson, Christa Ludwig, Michael Schade and Helmut Deutsch) and the Mikkeli Summer Academy Finland (attending master classes given by Vladimir Atlantov, Elena Obraztsova and Grayr Khanedanian). She has performed in concert in the Great Britain, France and Finland.
This season she will sing the Queen of the night in Die Zauberflöte at Opera de Nice, Opera de Bordeaux and Vlaamse Opera in Ghent and Antwerp, Lucia di Lammermoor at Latvian National Opera, Riga, as well as many of the leading coloratura roles at the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg.
Recent performance highlights include the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal and at the Edinburgh Festival, Queen of the night in the Magic Flute for kids at the Salzburg Festival and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Latvian National Opera in Riga and at Kazan Opera.
Olga has been a prize winner at many competitions includingVII International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (St Petersburg, 2006), I International Lisitsian Competition (Vladikavkaz, 2003) and X International Competition “Competizione dell’ Opera” (Dresden, 2010). She has also received a special prize at the International Elena Obraztsova Competition “For the best performance of a French romance” (Moscow, 2006).