Oxana Shilova is the leading soprano soloist of the Mariinsky Theater and has collaborated with Valery Gergiev, Pablo Heras-Casado, Gianandrea Noseda, Tugan Sokhiev, Mickhael Güttler, Nikolay Znaider, Constantine Orbelian, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Fabio Mastrangelo, Yuri Bashmet, Charles Roubaud, Alain Maratrat, Francesca Zambello, Stephen Lawless, Michael Mayer, Isabella Bywater and Claudia Solti.

Leading roles at her home stage of the Mariinsky Theatre include Adina L’ELISIR D’AMORE, title-role LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Violetta LA TRAVIATA, Susanna LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Antonia LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN, Pamina DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI, Madame Cortese IL VIAGGIO A REIMS, Mrs Alice Ford FALSTAFF, Desdemona OTELLO, Helena A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Lyudmila RUSLAN AND LYUDMILA and the Swan Princess THE TALE OF TSAR SALTAN. Other repertoire includes Elvira I PURITANI, Gilda RIGOLETTO, Lucrezia I DUE FOSCARI, Ascagne LES TROYENS, Micaella CARMEN, Leila LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES, Norina DON PASQUALE, Despina COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Ilia IDOMENEO, RE DI CRETA, Xenia BORIS GODUNOV, Emma KHOVANSHINA, Luisa BETROTHAL IN A MONASTERY, Belinda DIDON ET ENÉE, Rosina IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, title-role THE GOLDEN COCKEREL and Naiad ARIADNE AUF NAXOS. She covered the roles of Elvira (I puritani), Gilda (Rigoletto), title-role (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Adina (L’elisir d’amore) at the Metropolitan Opera in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons

Ms. Shilova has performed on the international stages including the Palau de les arts Reina Sofia, the Dallas Opera, the Bergen National Opera, the Opéra de Lyon, the De Nederlandse Opera, in Reims, Montpelier, Avignon, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Marseilles. She is a regular participant at international festivals with highlights including the Music Festival Stars of the White Nights (2008-2016), the Moscow Easter Festival (2013), summer festivals in Baden-Baden (2016) and Edinburgh (2016).

Her recent operatic highlights include Violetta LA TRAVIATA at the best Russian opera theaters (including Bolshoi) and the European debut at the Sofia National Opera in May 2016. In October 2016 she made her role debut as Micaëla in CARMEN at the Primorsky Stage of Mariinsky Theatre.

Ms. Shilova has a vast concert repertoire including Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, Haydn’s Creation, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Orff ’s Carmina Burana, Stravinsky’s Les Noces. Additionally, she has appeared in recitals with the romances of Debussy, Chausson, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rachmaninov, and Medtner. In May 2016 she opened the festival «St. Petersburg Palaces» at the Hermitage Museum with Stephen Costello and Constantine Orbelian. Also in May she performed with Anna Netrebko and Ildar Abdrazakov at the festive concert «Classic Gala on Palace Sqaure» in St. Petersburg.

Oxana Shilova was born in the city of Almalyk, Tashkent region of the Soviet republic of Uzbekistan. She is a graduate from the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. She has participated in master classes with Joan Sutherland, Elena Obrazstova, Mirella Freni, Renata Scotto, Ileana Cotrubas and Placido Domingo. She is the winner of numerous international music competitions including the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Competition in 2007, the III International Elena Obraztsova Competition in 2003, the International Opera Singers’ Competition in Geneva (2nd prize and special prize for best performance of a French work) in 2003 and the V International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singer’s Competition in St Petersburg in 2002.

Opera repertoire

Bellini Elvira I Puritani
Berlioz Ascagne Les Troyens
Bizet Micaela, Frasquita

Leila

Carmen

Les pêcheurs de perles

Britten  Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Donizetti  Norina

Adina

Lucia

Don Pasquale

L’elisir d’amore

Lucia di Lammermoor

Glinka  Lyudmila Ruslan and Lyudmila
Mozart  Despina

Pamina

Donna Anna, Zerlina

Ilia

Susanna

Così fan tutte

Die Zauberflöte

Don Giovanni

Idomeneo, re di Creta

Le nozze di Figaro

Mussorgsky  Xenia

Emma

Boris Godunov

Khovanshina

Offenbach  Antonia Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Prokofiev  Luisa Betrothal in a Monastery
Purcell  Belinda Didon et Enée
Rossini  Madame Cortese

Rosina

Il viaggio a Reims

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Rimsky-Korsakov  Golden Cockerel

Swan Princess

The Golden Cockerel

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

Strauss  Naiad Ariadne auf Naxos
Tchaikovsky  Prilepa The Queen of Spades
Verdi  Lucrezia

Mrs Alice Ford

Violetta

Desdemona

Gilda

I due Foscari

Falstaff

La traviata

Otello

Rigoletto

Wagner  Klingsor’s Flower Maiden

Freia

Helmwige

Parsifal

Das Rheingold

Die Walküre