Born in 1976 in Kiev. In 2000 he graduated from the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (class of Professor Hnydya).
Since 1999, he has being a soloist of the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater for Children and Youth, since 2000 – a soloist of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.
His repertoire includes arias, romances, songs of Ukrainian and foreign composers, opera bass parties: Rene - "Iolanta" by Tchaikovsky, Hryemin - "Evgeniy Onegin" by Tchaikovsky, Tsar Saltan - "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" by Rymsky-Korsakov, Mephistopheles - "Faust" by Charles Gounod, Don Basilio, Don Bartolo - "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini, Magician Cheliy - "Love for three oranges" by Prokofiev, Bonze - "Madame Butterfly" by Puccini, Monterrone - "Rigoletto" by Verdi and others.
He also performs bass parties in "Requiem" by Mozart, "Requiem" by Verdi, "Stabat Mater" by Rossini, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Fourteenth Symphony by Shostakovich, and "Coronation Mass" by Mozart.
He has toured Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Roman Smolyar is a laureate of the International Competition "XXI Century Art" (Vorzel, 2006).