The Russian soprano Natalia Pavlova is Company Principal at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, a position she combines with her many international guest appearances.
Here 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 now sings at the Spoleto Festival in the USA with Maestro Rogister. At the renowned opera house of St. Petersburg she also portrayed 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 has recorded the CD “Songs for the Front” (arrangements by Dmitry Shostakovich), released by Toccata Classics.
In 2018 Natalia Pavlova debuted with great success at the Opera Turino as LIU in Turandot.
In 2019 she sings a. o. TATIANA in Eugene Onegin at the Opéra Toulon and DONNA ANNA in “Don Giovanni” at the Opéra de Nice.