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’s DAWNS HERE ARE QUIET, Natalya in Khrennikov’s INTO THE STORM, Natasha in Shchedrin’s NOT ONLY LOVE and Suzanne in Shostakovich’s ORANGO.
Recent guest engagements include her role-debut as Liu TURANDOT at Teatro Reggio in Torino, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI at the Opera Nice Côte d’Azur, Violetta LA TRAVIATA at the Komische Oper Berlin, Tatyana EUGENE ONEGIN at the Spoleto Festival (USA), Opera de Toulon, the Bulgarian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and with the Komische Oper in Berlin and at the Edinburgh International Festival.
On the concert platform Ms. Pavlova’s engagements have included the Esa-Pekka Salonen – Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals, starring in Stravinskys MAVRA at London’s Festival Hall, performances with Anna Netrebko and Ildar Abdrazakov at the festive concert Classics on Palace Square in St. Petersburg and Rachmaninov’s Songs with the European Union Youth Orchestra on tour through Northern Italy.
Ms. Pavlova is featured on the album Songs from the Front (featuring the songs of Dmitry Shostakovich) released by Toccata Classics.
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.