Natalya Pavlova


• Prize-winner at the 2th International Young Opera Singers’ Competition Opera Without Borders (Krasnodar, 2015; 1st prize)

Natalya Pavlova was born in Kazan. In 2006 she graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory as a choral conductor. Advanced her vocal skills under the guidance of Rafael Sirikyan.

As a soloist she has appeared with the Russian Conservatory Chamber Capella, the Intrada Vocal Ensemble and the Alexandrov Ensemble.

In 2010 she recorded her debut disc Shostakovich: Songs for the Front on Toccata Classics.

From 2013 to 2017 Natalya was a soloist of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. She made her Mariinsky Theatre debut in 2014, appearing in May Night. The singer was the first performer of the mono-operas Letter from an Unknown Woman by Antonio Spadavecchia and Anna by Leonid Klinichev (2016) and The Diary of Anne Frank by Grigory Frid (2017) at the Mariinsky Theatre; she took part in premieres of new productions of the operas Not Love Alone (2017) and Iolanta (2023). In 2018 the artist has sung at the Russian premiere of Gubaidulina’s oratorio Über Liebe und Hass. In December 2023 she joined the Mariinsky Opera Company.

Natalya sang Susanna in Shostakovich’s unfinished opera Orango which was performed in Helsinki, Stockholm and London (BBC Proms) under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen. She appeared in productions of Spoleto Festival USA (Zemlinsky’s Lyrische Symphonie and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem), the Sofia Opera, the Opéra de Toulon and the Komische Oper Berlin (Tatiana in Eugene Onegin), the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (The Diary of Anne Frank), the Opéra de Nice (Donna Anna in Don Giovanni), the North Ossetia–Alania Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vladikavkaz (Tamara in The Demon), the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari (Amelia Grimaldi in Simon Boccanegra) and the Teatro Regio in Turin (Liù in Turandot, Violetta Valéry in La traviata) among other performances. Has also sung at the Edinburgh International Festival and Opera Hong Kong.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Tamara (The Demon)
Tatiana (Eugene Onegin)
Iolanta (Iolanta)
Tsaritsa Militrisa (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Oxana (Christmas Eve)
Pannochka and Third Mermaid (Stepmother) (May Night)
Natasha Rostova (War and Peace)
Susanna (Orango)
Parasha (Mavra)
Anna (The Diary of Anne Frank)
Nastasya Filippovna (Weinberg’s The Idiot)
Unknown Woman (Letter from an Unknown Woman)
Anna Akhmatova (Anna)
Natasha (Not Love Alone)
Donna Anna (Don Giovanni)
First Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims)
Violetta Valéry (La traviata)
Desdemona (Verdi’s Otello)
Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra)
Alice Ford (Falstaff)
Mimì (La bohème)
Liù (Turandot)
Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus)
Marguerite (Gounod’s Faust)
Micaëla (Carmen)
The Mermaid (Dvořák’s Rusalka)
St Elizabeth in Liszt’s oratorio Die Legende von der heiligen Elisabeth, soprano roles in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s and Poulenc’s Gloria, Gubaidulina’s oratorio Über Liebe und Hass

In concert performances:
Natasha (Dargomyzhsky’s Mermaid)
Gemma (Spadavecchia’s The Gadfly)
Natalia (Into the Storm)
Liza Brichkina (Molchanov’s The Dawns Here Are Quiet)
Natalia (Quiet Flows the Don)
Mariana (Klinichev’s The Cossacks)
Liza (Woe from Wit)

Her repertoire also includes: Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride), Maria (Mazepa), soprano roles in Dvořák’s Requiem and Shostakovich’s From Jewish Folk Poetry song cycle.

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