Young Moldovan Oleg Tsibulko marked himself out as an artist to watch by taking Second Prize at the internationally-recognised Neue Stimmen Competition in 2013, subsequently making an acclaimed European debut as Gremin (Eugene Onegin) for Angers Nantes Opéra under Łukasz Borowicz.
Tsibulko’s current season opens with Zambri in Davide Livermore’s production of Ciro in Babilonia at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, followed by a company debut with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as Oroe in Semiramide under Bruno Campanella. The season continues with two further productions of Eugene Onegin for both Teatr Wielki and Opéra de Nice, Le comte Ory for Musikfestival Dortmund under Giacomo Sagripanti and a return to Florence, this time as Frate (Don Carlos) under esteemed conductor Zubin Mehta.
A former member of the Ensemble of Moscow’s Bolshoi Opera, Tsibulko trained at the company’s prestigious Young Artists Programme before making his main stage debut in 2011 as Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte). Other roles in Moscow have included Colline (La bohème), Angelotti (Tosca), Count Rodolfo (La sonnambula), Don Alfonso (Cosí fan tutte) and, most recently, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro.
Oleg Tsibulko’s performance is generously supported by Geraldine and Richard Pinch.