Ukrainian bass Oleksandr Kharlamov joined the ensemble of Theater Kiel in April 2023 after appearing there as a guest in the roles of Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Archbishop Krol Roger and Bertrand Iolanta. His new roles this season include Colline La Bohème, Eremit Der Freischütz and Bendix Grünlich Buddenbrooks.
After the Russian invasion 24 February 2022 he joined the Ukrainian-German project FIDELIO-Antiwar-Tour, lead and directed by Andrey Maslakov, performing the role of Rocco. So far the project has been presented in German theatres Meiningen, Coburg, Heidelberg and Siegen. In August 2022 he sang in the new production of Zaporozhets za Dunayem by Semen Hulak-Artemovsky in Poland, directed by M. Znaniecky.
Oleksandr Kharlamov was invited to join the ensemble of the Kyiv Opera Theatre in 2011. Since 2017 he also performed as a guest soloist at the National Operetta Kyiv. His roles in Ukraine have included Sparafucile Rigoletto, Colline La Bohème, Don Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Zuniga Carmen, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Masetto/ Il Commendatore Don Giovanni, Don Annibale in Donizetti's Il campanello di notte, Méphistopheles Faust, Peasant in Orff's Die Kluge, King René Iolanta, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Konchak Prince Igor, Varlaam Boris Godunov, a.o.
He started his music education at the Lysenko State Music Lyceum in his hometown Kyiv. He continued with professional studies obtaining a diploma from the National Music Academy of Ukraine in 2011 in the class of Prof. Valery Buymister. In 2010 he was invited to join Kyiv National Philharmonia as a soloist, performing a broad range of repertoire including bass solos in Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. He became prizewinner in the competitions New voices of Ukraine 2009 and Premiere 2012.