“Oleg Tsibulko triumphed with his deep, nourished legato bass and an undeniable nobility”
Graduate of the Bolshoi Theatre’s prestigious Young Artist Programme and Second Prize-winner at Neue Stimmen 2013, Moldovan bass Oleg Tsibulko has since made a series of significant international debuts in a repertoire including works by Rossini, Verdi, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
Tsibulko has joined productions at the Canadian Opera Company, Rossini Festival Pesaro, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Angers Nantes Opéra, Teatr Wielki, Opéra de Nice, the Buxton International Festival as well as performing in varied works at the Bolshoi Theatre. In roles such as Oroe (Semiramide), Banquo (Macbeth), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Count Rodolfo (La sonnambula) and General Polkan (The Golden Cockerel) Tsibulko has had the opportunity to collaborate with a number of important conductors including Zubin Mehta, Vasily Petrenko, Giacomo Sagripanti, Tugan Sokhiev, and Antony Walker.
The current season sees Oleg Tsibulko return to the Canadian Opera Company as Gremin in Robert Carsen’s new production of Eugene Onegin, conducted by Johannes Debus. At Zubin Mehta’s invitation he joins the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, and further expands his concert repertoire when he joins MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and Risto Joost in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex.
“Oleg Tsibulko made an auspicious COC debut as a vocally striking Emperor.“
(Opera Magazine, September 2018)
“Archibald’s crystalline voice befits a creature who’s so beloved, while Owen McCausland, Lauren Eberwein and Tsibulko are excellent as the bird’s various admirers.”
(Now Toronto, April 2018)
“Oleg Tsibulko was a mellifluous and dignified Banquo”
(The Telegraph, July 2017)
“Oleg Tsibulko was heartbreaking as Banco, his endlessly generous bass filling the role with lyrical power, projecting a compassionate moral integrity as moving as it was doomed.”
(Bachtrack, July 2017)
“The young Moldovan bass Oleg Tsibulko made a stylish Banco, his distinctive timbre reminding me of a young Sergei Leiferkus. Tsibulko sang the role with an elegant sense of line, real nobility and suitable intensity. This was one of those performances that made you regret that Banco died so early. This was Tsibulko’s UK debut, and he is certainly a singer that I look forward to hearing again.”
(PlanetHugill, July 2017)
“and Oleg Tsibulko created an austere Oroe.”
(Opera magazine, January 2017)
“Oleg Tsibulko endows the Governor with marked depths and his agile voice guides the aria completely”
(Online Musik Magazin, May 2016)
“Oleg Tsibulko is a Gremin with a sumptuous line, gravitas and an athletic stature”
(classicconcert.com, June 2015)
“Here we meet Prince Gremin, Oleg Tsibulko, who sings his aria with a bass voice of black velvet”
(L'Ape musicale, June 2015)
“Oleg Tsibulko also impresses in the third act, noble and powerful with an impeccable line”
(ResMusica, June 2015)
“Oleg Tsibulko, a Moldovan bass, has the majesty of a Gremin, a polished bronze voice, elegance and sobriety”
(Webthea, June 2015)
“The Gremin, Oleg Tsibulko, triumphed with his deep, nourished legato bass and an undeniable nobility”
(ConcertoNet, June 2015)
“Oleg Tsibulko, a Moldavian bass with an imposing voice and stature was a splendid Gremin – first class”
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