Born in Lviv, Ukraine, tenor Pavlo Tolstoy graduated from the Lviv National Academy of Music. He was a soloist with the Lviv Opera from 2002 to 2005, singing Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Beppo (I pagliacci), Dancairo (Carmen), Alfredo (La traviata), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), and Stefan (Moniuszko: The Haunted Manor). From 2005 to 2007, he was a soloist with the Wrocław Opera, where he was Szymanowski’s Young King (Hagith) and Shepherd (King Roger), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), and Rudolfo (La bohème). From 2007 to 2017 he was a soloist with Opera Nova in Bydoszcz, where he could be heard as Ismaele(Nabucco), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Alfredo (La traviata), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Rudolfo (La bohème), Gamekeeper (Dvořák: Rusalka). Since the 2017/18 season, Pavlo Tolstoy has been a soloist of Opera na Zamku in Szczecin. He has guest appeared in Opera Krakow, Polish National Opera in Warsaw and Savonnlina Opera Festival. He has created Shepherd (King Roger) in Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and Edinburgh Festival (cond. Valery Gergiev, direction Mariusz Treliński) and at theTeatre del Liceu in Barcelona (cond. Josep Pons, direction David Pountney).