Pavel Kolgatin


Pavel Kolgatin graduated from the Moscow Boys Choir College and 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, he was invited to the Young Artists programme of the Bolshoi Theatre.

He was winner of the International Competition 2006, Laureate of the Academy of Mozart in Aix-en-Provence, winner at the International Feodor Chaliapin Young Singers Competition (2010) and also the National Competitions in Ryazan and Moscow (2005).  He was a prize winner at Neue Stimmen (2009) and was awarded first prize at the Hariclea Darclée International Voice competition held in Brăila, Romania in 2015.

He recently made his debut at the Salzburg Festival for Die Liebe der Danae and sung Il Conte D’Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Dresden Semperoper. Pavel continues his Fest with the Wiener Staatsoper this season and will sing Don Narciso Il Turco in Italia with the Polish National Opera.

 [This is not a biography and is for information only.  Please contact Sophie Robertson for an updated biography and performance schedule]

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ADES The Tempest
BELLINI La Sonnambula (Elvino)
DONIZETTI L'elisir d'amore (Nemorino)
GLUCK Alceste  (Evandro)
GLUCK Orfeo ed Euridice (Orfeo)
MONTEVERDI Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Telemach)
MOZART Die Zauberflöte (Tamino)
MOZART Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)
MOZART Così fan tutte (Ferrando)
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro (Basilio)
MOZART Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte)
MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov (The Innocent, Simpleton)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Snow Maiden (Tsar Berendey)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Sadko (Kaufmann aus Indien)
ROSSINI Il viaggio a Reims (Cavaliere Belfiore)
ROSSINI Il turco in Italia
ROSSINI La Cenerentola (Don Ramiro)
ROSSINI Il barbiere di Siviglia (Count Almaviva)
STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos (Brighella)
STRAUSS Die Liebe der Danae
VERDI Falstaff (Fenton)

Please contact Sophie Robertson for a full repertoire list.

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Die Liebe der Danae

Salzburg Festival

'Clever casting too in the Four (well-contrasted) Kings, taken here by Pavel Kolgatin, Andi Früh, Ryan Speedo Green, and Jongmin Park.' Moore Parker, The Opera Critic, 8 August 2016

Bad Kissingen Sommer International Music Festival

Bad Kissingen

'...gut sitzende, sehr bewegliche, höhensichere Stimme, die dem kammermusikalischen Aspekt der Lieder bestens gerecht wurde. Er bediente mit Verdis "Ad una stella", "Deh, pietoso, oh Adolorata" oder Bellinis "Ma rendi pur contento" in großen dynamischen Bögen die starke emotionalen Wendungen nach außen.' Thomas Anhert, Main Post, 6 July 2016


Boris Godunov

Wiener Staatsoper

'Nicht zu vergessen auch Pavel Kolgatin in der Rolle des Gottesnarren, der am Ende der vorletzten Szene in der Urfassung der Oper das kommende Leid Russlands mit sehr gut geführtem Tenor und vielleicht fast schon zu schön beschwor.' Simon Haasis, Bachtrack, 7 May 2016


Il barbiere di Siviglia

Wiener Staatsoper

“Conte Almaviva ist bei Pavel Kolgatin in sicherer Kehle. Auch spielt der junge Russe, der schon sehr international, speziell in Italien, unterwegs ist, sehr gut." Elena Habermann, Online Merker, March 2016


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


Boris Godunov

Wiener Staatsoper

"Die für mich ergreifendste Szene war die zwischen dem Boris und dem Gottesnarren, der von Pavel Kolgatin einfach großartig gesungen und besonders gespielt wurde. Ein vom Schicksal gebeutelter, der zum Opfer der „Maltchiki (kleinen Buben)“ wurde – und als einziger den Mut hat, dem Zaren das ins Gesicht zu sagen, was andere nur hinter dessen Rücken munkeln. Kolgatin war für mich die Entdeckung des Abends." Kurt Vlach, Online Merker, 31 January 2014

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