Ruslana Koval

Born in Khmelnitsky (Ukraine). Studied at the Tchaikovsky Kiev National Music Academy of Ukraine with Prof. Maria Stefiuk. In 2014 she earned a master’s degree in vocal performance.

In 2014-2017 Ruslana was a member of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theatre where she performed Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, A Voice from Heaven and Thibault in Don Carlo, Lisa in Somnabula, Frasquita in Carmen and Brigitta in Iolanta.

She took part in numerous chamber concerts in the Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theatre performing   Russian, French and German art songs.

Her repertoire also includes Violetta in Traviata, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Marfa in the Tsar’s Bride and the title role in the Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov.

In February 2016 Ruslana went with a group of the Bolshoi young singers for a two weeks training at the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

In April 2017 she made her debut as Gilda in Rigoletto in the Opernhaus Wuppertal, conducted by Johannes Pell and directed by Timofei Kulyabin.

Ruslana is the finalist of two prestigious vocal contests Operalia 2017 and Queen Sonja Vocal Contest 2017.