Pavel Kolgatin


Pavel Kolgatin was born in Balashov in the Saratov area of central Russia, and is an extremely promising young artist, who displays a maturity, technique and style well beyond his years. After graduating from the Moscow Boys Choir College he became a student of the State Academy of Choral Art where he was subsequently a student of the voice department under the tuition of Professor Dmitry Vdovin. Whilst still a student, in 2009, he was invited to the Young Artists programme of the Bolshoi Theatre and in 2010 had a fantastic success with his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Tamino/The Magic Flute and Simpleton/Boris Godunov

Pavel has participated in international competitions such as 'The Art of the 21st Century' in the Ukraine in 2006 and Neue Stimmen in 2009. The Lyric tenor won first prize at the International Shaliapin Competition in Russia in 2010 and was also winner of the International Competition Fedor Chaliapin in the same year.

The tenor has also worked with important conductors including; Franz Welzer Most, Vladimir Spikakov, Nikolai Nekrasov, Alexander Sladovsky, Vasili Sinaisky, Christophe Rousset and others. His European performances have included concerts with the Academie Europeenne de Musique d'Aix-en-Provence with Louis Langrée as part of their ‘Mozart and Haydn’ and ‘Mélodie et Lied’ residencies followed by L'elisir d'amore at the Salzburger Landestheater in a new production as Nemorino. Other performances include: his debut at the Opera di Poma in Rome, Italy as Tamino/The Magic Flute and in 2012 he made his debut at the Theater an der Wien as Telemaco/The Return of Ulysses. 

In January 2014 Pavel participated in a concert in memory of Claudio Abbado as Simpleton/Boris Godunov at the Vienna State Opera. The tenor has also participated in television programmes such as 'Romance Romance' and 'Stars von Morgen' with  Rolando Villazon.

In the 13/14 season Pavel has sung the Innocent in Boris Godunov and this season sings L'elisir d'amore with Opera di Roma. Future performance also include Tamino/Magic Flute and Graf Almaviva/Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

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BELLINI La Sonnambula (Elvino)

DONIZETTI L'elisir d'amore (Nemorino)

Alceste  (Evandro)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orfeo)

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Telemach)

Die Zauberflöte (Tamino)
Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)
Così fan tutte (Ferrando)
Le nozze di Figaro (Basilio)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte)

MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov (The Innocent, Simpleton)

Snow Maiden (Tsar Berendey)
Sadko (Kaufmann aus Indien)

Il viaggio a Reims (Cavaliere Belfiore)
La Cenerentola (Don Ramiro)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Graf Almaviva)

STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos (Brighella)

VERDI Falstaff (Fenton)

Tristan und Isolde (Stimme eines jungen Seemanns)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Balthasar Zorn)


MOZART Requiem
HANDEL Requiem

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    The Innocent aria



La Sonnambula

Salzburger Landestheater

Maybe the highlight of the evening was 27-year old tenor Pavel Kolgatin in the role of Elvino. What a lovely lyric tenor voice! But also his physical appearance was really nice and the female part of the audience surely would have loved to be his beloved. He gave a really great performance with clear and tastefull singing. Daniel Url, The Operatic Musicologist, 23 February 2015
The Russian is an Italian tenor par excellence, meaty, bright strong, always present and confident. Reinhard Kreichbaum, Dreh Punkt Kultur, 23 February 2015

He grasped the audience from the first minute with his warm and incredibly clear timbre. Despite his young age, Kolgatin has a very prominent and diverse voice, and it is especially the piano passages in which the tenor demonstrated his variety of timbres.

Larissa Schütz, Bachtrack, 24 February 2015

Recital 25 December 2008

Bolshoi Theatre

...The breakthrough of the night was the tenor Pavel Kolgatin, Dmitry Vdovin’s student. Despite being only 21 years old he has shown himself as the real expert in his genre. Kolgatin knows how to create the special intimate atmosphere as if he applies to each listener… Kultura Newspaper, December 25th 2008