Ukrainian bass Oleksandr Kharlamov is appearing as a guest soloist this season at Theater Kiel, performing Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Archbishop Krol Roger and Bertrand Iolanta. After the Russian invasion 24th February 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.
After his graduation in 2011 Oleksandr Kharlamov was invited to join the ensemble of the Kyiv City Opera. Since 2017 he has also performed as a guest soloist at the National Operetta Kyiv. His repertoire includes roles such as Méphistopheles Faust, Sparafucile Rigoletto, Colline La Bohème, Zuniga Carmen, King René Iolanta, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Khan Konchak Prince Igor, Varlaam Boris Godunov, Don Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Masetto/ Il Commendatore Don Giovanni, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Don Annibale in Donizetti’s Il campanello di notte, Peasant in Orff’s Die Kluge, a.o.
Oleksandr Kharlamov 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. Already 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.