The Russian soprano Natalia Pavlova is a rising Star at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, combining her position at the prestigious Opera House with her many international guest appearances.
She has recently had a major success as LIU in Hong Kong and as DONNA ANNA at the Opéra de Nice.
“Among the female distribution stands up clearly the role of Donna Anna. The Russian soprano Natalya Pavlova, the most acclaimed singer of the night, offers a voice of unique color, golden and transparent. High notes full of drama to emotional low notes, her register, vibrato and line embellished the scene presence of a singer who knows to be noble on a simple mattress. ("or sai chi l'onore", "Crudele ?...non mi dir, bell'idol mio")“ Olryx 19.1.19
“Making the most of the opera’s only truly sympathetic roles, Natalya Pavlova was an exquisitely sung and movingly acted Liu”, South China Morning Post, 15.10.18
At the Marinksy she has appeared as VIOLETTA in “La Traviata” (under the musical direction of both Plácido Domingo and Gergiev) MICAELA (Carmen) or TATIANA in “Eugen Onegin”, a role she repeated 2018 at the Spoleto Festival in the USA with Maestro Rogister. At the renowned opera house of St. Petersburg she also portrayed Nastassya Filippovna Nastassya Filippovna NASTASSIA FILIPOVNA (The Idiot) with Petrenko, TSARITSA MILITRISA (The Tale of the Tsar Saltan) and MARIANA in “The Cossaks”.
Her repertoire also includes such roles as MIMI (La Bohème), MARGUERITE (Faust), IOLANTA (Iolanta), MARFA (The Tsar’s Bride), RUSALKA (Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák) and DONNA ANNA (Don Giovanni).
In 2014 the artist sang at the BBC Proms and was on tour with the unfinished opera ORANGO by Schostakovitsch under the batton of Mo. Esa-Pekka Salonen. The production could be seen in London, Helsinki and Stockholm.
Natalia was Prize winner at the Prague International Spring Contest both in the 2003 and 2005 edition. In 2015 she was awarded with the first Prize of the II International Young Opera Singers’ Competition “Opera without Borders.”
Born in Kazan, she graduated from the Kazan Ilias Akhadeyev School of Music and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with distinction, where she also studied choral conducting. As a soloist she performed with the Vertograd ensemble, the Nikolai Khodzinsky’s Russian Conservatory Chamber Cappella, the Intrada ensemble of Early Music and the Alexandrov Ensemble.
Her repertoire includes roles like LA TRAVIATA, MIMI in La Boheme, MARGUERITE in Faust, MICAELA in Carmen, RUSALKA, TATIANA in Eugen Onegin, TAMARA in Demon, MARFA in The Tsar’s Bride, DONNA ANNA in Don Giovanni, IOLANTA or NASTASIA FILIPPOVNA in The Idiot Natalia worked with conductors such as Petrenko, Domingo, Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen and performed with musicians like Vladimir Spivakov, Teodor Currentzis, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Fuat Mansurov, Ennio Morricone and with the Yuri Bashmet’s New Russia orchestra and the Osipov National Academic Folk Instrument Orchestra.
As a concert and opera singer she toured through the USA, North Korea, Poland, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Spain and France.
In 2010 Natalia recorded the CD “Songs for the Front” (arrangements by Dmitry Shostakovich), released by Toccata Classics.
In 2018 she debuted with great success at the Opera Torino as LIU in “Turandot’.
In 2019 she succeeded as TATIANA in “Eugene Onegin” at the Opéra Toulon and DONNA ANNA in “Don Giovanni” at the Opéra de Nice and Antibes.