Olesya Petrova was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2008, class of Professor Irina Bogacheva.
Olesya Petrova has toured in Europe, the USA, South America, Korea, China and Japan and the 11/12 season marks her international breakthrough as Konschakowna in Borodin's Prince Igor at Zürich Opera House. That season she also sang Ulrica/Ballo in Maschera at Greek National Opera in Athens.
Future engagements in 2013 include as well covering Maddalena/Rigoletto at The MET in New York, Ulrica/Ballo in Maschera at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Suzuki/Butterfly at Greek National Opera in Athens, Mrs. Sedley/Peter Grimes at Hamburg State Opera and Fenena/Nabucco at Opéra de Montreal. Petrova will also take part in an opera gala concert at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona and sing Requiem di Verdi in Sydney in 2013.
Olesya Petrova has been a soloist with the St.Petersburg Conservatory Opera Theatre since 2007.
Here her repertoire includes Marfa (Khovanshchina), Konchakovna (Prince Igor), Lel (The Snow Maiden), Lyubasha (The Tsar's Bride) on Perm Opera and Novosibirsk Opera, Amneris (Aida) in Bankok, Carmen (Carmen), Olga (Eugene Onegin),Polina, Countess (The Queen of Spades), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Ioanna (The Maid of Orleans) and Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera).
She is a very sought after concert singer with many Russian Orchestra's and Chamber Ensembles and her concert repertoire includes cantatas and oratorio works by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Berlioz, Wagner, Mahler and Prokofiev with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Leo Kremer, Fabio Mastrangelo and Vladimir Fedoseev.
She is a prize winner at the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2007, 2nd prize) and at the International Competition of Galina Vishnevskaya (Moscow, 2006, 2rd prize). In 2011 she reached the final in Cardiff Singer of the World.