Russian soprano Oxana Shilova is a gifted singing actress highly acclaimed for her magnificent voice, outstanding technique, intelligent musicianship and dazzling dramatic talent. Leading soloist of the famous Mariinsky Theater, she has studied at the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire and at the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. She is a laureate of numerous international music competitions. Oxana Shilova's roles at the Mariinsky have included Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Norina (Don Pasquale), Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Despina (Così fan tutte), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Madame Cortese (Il viaggio a Reims), Swan Princess (The Tale of Tsar Saltan), Lucrezia (I due Foscari), Mrs Alice Ford (Falstaff), Violetta (La Traviata), Desdemona (Otello), Gilda (Rigoletto) and many others. She has toured with the Mariinsky throughout Russia and abroad, including Ascanio (Les Troyens) at the Palau de les arts Reina Sofia, Xenia (Boris Godunov) at the Dallas Opera, the Golden Cockerel (Golden Cockerel) at the Bergen National Opera, the Shostakovich’s operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki at the Opéra de Lyon, Lucrezia (I due Foscari) at De Nederlandse Opera and as Madame Cortese (Il viaggio a Reims) in Reims, Montpelier, Avignon, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Marseilles. Oxana Shilova has collaborated with the well-known conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Pablo Heras-Casado, Gianandrea Noseda, Tugan Sokhiev, Mickhael Güttler, Nikolay Znaider, Constantine Orbelian, Mikhail Tatarnikov. She has worked with the following stage directors: Charles Roubaud, Francesca Zambello, Stephen Lawless, Michael Mayer, Claudia Solti. Operatic highlights include Violetta (La Traviata) at the best Russian opera theaters and the European debut at the Sofia National Opera in May. Oxana Shilova continues to dazzle the audience and critics with her extraordinary interpretation of the role of Violetta. Future engagements include the debut at the prestigious International Summer Festivals in Baden-Baden and Edinburgh.