Vadim Volkov

Vadim Volkov (b. 1993) is a Russian counter-tenor. He was born in Krasnodar and studied singing at the Rimsky-Korsakov music college in his home town, then at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS). Since 2014 he has appeared in productions of the Moscow-based Helikon Opera, singing such roles as Oreste in Offenbach’s operetta La belle Hélène, Nezhata in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko and King Gustav in Tukhmanov’s Tsarina. He sang the role of the Angel in Rubinstein’s The Demon at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow alongside Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role. In the years 2016–18 Volkov was a member of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Programme, appearing in its productions not only in Russia but also in Belgium, Germany and Italy. In 2017 he was an exchange student at La Scala Academy in Milan. He has also sung in dramatized performances of oratorios by Handel and Vivaldi.

Born in 1993



Piano: Kirill Kozlovski


Preliminary round

A. Vivaldi

Cessate, omai cessate

R. Strauss

Befreit (Dehmel)

P. Tšaikovski

Sred šumnogo bala (A.Tolstoi)

A. Thomas

Mignon: “C’est moi, j’ai tout brisé” (Frédéric)


J. Sibelius

Var det en dröm? (Wecksell)

H. Duparc

Lamento (Gautier)

G. Fauré

Après un rêve (Bussine)
Clair de lune (Verlaine)

S. Rahmaninov

12. Pora! (Nadson)
11. Vesennije vodym (Tjuttšev)

G.F. Händel

Alcina: “Sta nell’Ircana” (Ruggero)


G.F. Händel

Ariodante: “Scherza infida” (Ariodante)

R. Wagner

Rienzi: “Gerechter Gott” (Adriano)

Competition performances

Preliminary round

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