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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Pavel

Pavel Petrov is the winner of the First Prize and the Don Placido Domingo Ferrer Prize of Zarzuela of Operalia 2018, The World Opera Competition, and finalist of the Belvedere and Queen Sonja International Music competitions.

Operatic plans for this 2023/24 season include Alfredo Germont (La traviata) at Florida Grand Opera and Ferrando (Così fan tutte) at Opera de Lausanne. On the concert platform Pavel sings Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with Orchestre de Paris conducted by Klaus Mäkelä, Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España conducted by David Afkham, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Karina Canellakis, The National Symphony Orchestra Washington conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko.

Last season’s highlights included Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) at Wiener Staatsoper, Opéra national de Paris and Dresden Semperoper, Lensky (Eugene Onegin) at Teatro Massimo di Palermo and on the concert platform, Verdi’s Requiem with Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias.

His operatic appearances have included Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for Opera de Lausanne and Oper Graz, Wiener Staatsoper debut as Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) at Opéra national de Paris and Oper Graz; Lensky (Eugene Onegin) for Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Opera Lausanne; Duca (Rigoletto) for Opera Hong Kong and Bregenzer Festspiele, Alfredo (La traviata) for Savonlinna Festival. Pong (Turandot) for his house debut at the Royal Opera House; role and house debut as Alfredo (La traviata) at Arena di Verona, Opera Australia as Ferrando (Così fan tutte), debut at the Salzburg Festival as Chaplitsky (Pique Dame), Alfredo and Lensky and for Bucharest National Opera and Alfredo for the Mikhailovsky Theatre.

Pavel is based in Graz, Austria

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  • Tamino Bildnisarie
    Credit: Pavel Petrov

Selected Repertoire

BizetLes pêcheurs de perles (Nadir)
BorodinPrince Igor (Vladimir*)
DonizettiDon Pasquale (Ernesto*)   •   Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)   •   L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino)
HaydnOrlando paladino (Licone)
LeoncavalloPagliacci (Beppe)
MozartDie Zauberflöte (Tamino)   •   Cosí fan tutte (Ferrando)   •   Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)   •   Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte*)   •   Idomeneo (title role*)   •   La clemenza di Tito (title role*)
PucciniLa Boheme (Rodolfo)   •   Gianni Schicci (Rinuccio*)   •   La Rondine (Prunier)   •   Turandot (Pong)
RachmaninovAleko (Young Gypsy)
Rimsky-KorsakovThe Tsar’s Bride (Lykov)
RossiniIl viaggio à Reims (Il Cavaliere Belfiore)
StraussSalome (Narraboth)   •   Der Rosenkavalier (Italian tenor*)
TchaikovskyEugene Onegin (Lensky)   •   Pique Dame (Chaplitsky)
VerdiLa Traviata (Alfredo)   •   Rigoletto (Duca)   •   Falstaff (Fenton*)



  • Verdi La Traviata

    Florida Grand Opera, Miami
    Nov 2023 - Dec 2023
    • The Belarusian tenor Pavel Petrov made an auspicious FGO debut as Alfredo Germont. His lyric tenor can scale down to the most dulcet pianissimos but his top projects strength and exuberance. In the duets “Un di, felici” and “Parigi o cara,” his timbre was pure velvet; yet for Alfredo’s denunciation of Violetta in the gambling scene (when he feels she has betrayed him), Petrov summoned power and declamatory venom. Petrov and López’s voices blended with subtlety, their nuanced dynamics bringing extra musicality to strong vocal performances.

    • Pavel Petrov’s Alfredo Germont was equally remarkable, his voice resonating with raw emotion and sincerity. This is a performance not to be missed—a timeless classic brought to life by a stellar cast and an exceptional creative team.