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.
Recent and future engagements until 2020 include 2 Alto in Mahler 8 with Fabio Luisi and Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Azucena/Il Trovatore at The MET in New York, at Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Florence w. Fabio Luisi, Federica/Luisa Miller at the MET, Amneris/ Aida at Arena di Verona and at THE MET, Amelfa/The Golden Cockerel at Teatro Real de Madrid, Verdi's Requiem w. Fabio Luisi and Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen, Antonia's Mother/Les contes d' Hoffman at the MET in 2017, Federica/Luisa Miller at Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Emilia/Otello at Liceu de Barcelona, Amneris/Aida in Montreal.
In 2015 she performed among others Tales of Hoffman at the MET in New York, Verdi Requiem at Théâtre des Chatelet in Paris, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with David Robertson in Sydney and Charlotte/Werther at Teatro Verdi di Trieste.
Her engagements in 2014 included Azucena/Trovatore at Outdoor Opera Hedeland, Maddalena/Rigoletto, Madelon/Andrea Chenier and Khowanschina at The MET in New York, Ulrica/Ballo in Maschera at Deutsche Oper am Rhein adnd at Greek National Opera in Athens, Suzuki/Butterfly at Greek National Opera in Athens and Fenena/Nabucco at Opéra de Montreal. Petrova also took part in an opera gala concert at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona and she sang two celebrated Requiem di Verdi in Sydney and at Concertgebouw Amsterdam in 2013.
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.
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 at Perm Opera and Novosibirsk Opera, Amneris/Aida in Bankok, 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.