Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist
• 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; in 2017 she took part in the premiere of a new production of the opera Not Love Alone. In 2018 she has sung at the Russian premiere of Gubaidulina’s oratorio Über Liebe und Hass.
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 Rubinstein’s 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:
Tatiana (Eugene Onegin)
Tsaritsa Militrisa (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Oxana (Christmas Eve)
Pannochka, Third Mermaid (Stepmother) (May Night)
Natasha Rostova (War and Peace)
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)
Violetta Valéry (La traviata)
Alice Ford (Falstaff)
Mimì (La Bohème)
First Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus)
Marguerite (Gounod’s Faust)
The Mermaid (Dvořák’s Rusalka)
Soprano role in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Poulenc’s Gloria, Gubaidulina’s oratorio Über Liebe und Hass
In concert performances:
Gemma (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: Desdemona (Verdi’s Otello), 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.
Information for February 2023