Soprano Natalya Pavlova is a rising star of the Mariinsky Theatre. She has worked under the guidance of such musicians as Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Spivakov, Teodor Currentzis, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Fuat Mansurov, Ennio Morricone and Yuri Bashmet. Her repertoire onstage at the Mariinsky includes Violetta LA TRAVIATA, Mimi LA BOHEME, Marguerite FAUST, Micaëla CARMEN, title-role RUSALKA, Tatyana EUGENE ONEGIN, Tamara in Rubenstein’s THE DEMON, Marfa THE TSAR’S BRIDE, Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI, Title-role IOLANTA and Nastasia Filippovna in Weinberg’s THE IDIOT. She performs regularly in concert and semi-staged productions of Soviet operas, including Gemma in Spadavecchia’s LETTER TO A STRANGER, Lisa Brichkina in Molchanov’sDAWNS HERE ARE QUIET, Natalya in Khrennikov’s INTO THE STORM, Natasha in Shchedrin’s NOT ONLY LOVE and Suzanne in Shostakovich’s ORANGO. Other repertoire includes the Title-roles in the mono-operas including Spadavecchia’s LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN, Klinchev’s ANNA AKHMATOVA and Frid’s THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK.
Ms. Pavlova has toured performing in the United States of America, North Korea, Poland, Germany, Italy, England, Spain and France. In 2010 she recorded the album Songs from the Front (featuring the songs of Dmitry Shostakovich) released by Toccata Classics.
Ms. Pavlova recently sang Tatiana EUGENE ONEGIN with the Bulgarian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In May 2016, Ms. Pavlova became a member of the concert project of Esa-Pekka Salonen – Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals performing MAVRA by Stravinsky at the London’s Royal Festival Hall. Also in May she performed with Anna Netrebko and Ildar Abdrazakov at the festive concert Classics on Palace Square in St. Petersburg. She made her United States debut in Summer 2017 at the Spoleto Festival USA as Tatyana in a new production of EUGENE ONEGIN directed by Chen Shi-Zheng and her role-debut as Liu TURANDOT at Teatro Reggio in Torino, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.Upcoming engagements include Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI at the Opera Nice Côte d’Azur and Tatyana EUGENE ONEGIN at the Opera de Toulon.
Ms. Pavlova graduated with honours from the Kazan Music College and the Moscow State Conservatory. She is a prize-winner at the April Spring International Competition in 2003 and 2005 and the International Young Opera Singers’ Competition Opera Without Borders in 2015.