Pavel Černoch

Pavel Černoch

Guest of the Opera

Biography

Born in Brno, Czech Republic, Pavel Černoch has established himself as one of the leading tenors of his generation. He began singing as a child when he became a member of the famed Cantilena Chamber Choir. He studied at the Janáček Academy Brno and went on to continue his vocal studies in Italy with Paolo de Napoli, who remains his mentor today. He made his professional debut in his native city in Die Zauberflöte, followed by appearances in Prague, Riga, Cagliari, Athens, Graz and Wiener Volksoper. After his debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in 2009 as Števa in Jenůfa he has been regularly invited to leading European opera houses, like Teatro alla Scala in Milan,Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Cologne Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, Théatre La Monnaie in Brussels, Opéra National de Paris, Opéra de Lyon, Teatro Real Madrid, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, the Glyndebourne Festival and BBC Proms appearing in roles of the Italian, French and Slavic repertoire. He was heard as Alfredo (La traviata), Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra), Don Carlos, Rodolfo (La bohème), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Faust (Gounod and Berlioz), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Vaudémont (Iolante), Lykow (The Tsar’s Bride), Števa and Laca (Jenůfa), Albert Gregor (The Makropulos Case), Boris (Káťa Kabanová), Prince (Rusalka) and Jeník (The Bartered Bride). Recently he has also guest appeared at the Bregenz Festival, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Opéra National de Paris, Royal Opera House London, Hamburg State Opera, Opera Amsterdam, Toronto and Vienna State Opera in roles like Don Carlos, Don José, Lensky, Amleto (title), Boris and Vladimir (Prince Igor). Pavel Černoch frequently appears as concert soloist with leading orchestras like the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bergen Festival and Verbier Festival. He has collaborated with eminent conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, John Eliot Gardiner, Charles Dutoit, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vassily Sinaisky, Jiří Bělohlávek, Tomáš Hanus und Jakub Hrůša and many others.