Pavel Yankovsky

Baritone
Pavel Yankovsky

He graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in 2006 (Nikolay Alexeyev’s class).

In 2004 to 2008, he was a soloist of the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory where he debuted in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin),then he sang in Gounod’s Faust (Valentin),Verdi’s La Traviata (Giorgio Germont),Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta (Robert) and Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride (Gryaznoy).

In 2005 to 2008, he was a soloist of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. He polished his skills in the International Summer Academy in Mikkeli (Finland),where he was coached by Elena Obraztsova, Vladimir Atlantov and Mati Palm (2006, 2007). He participated in masterclasses by Neil Shicoff, Paolo de Napoli and Stefano Gibellato. During a tour of the Mariinsky Theatre with Valery Gergiev he sang in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims (the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Teatro Real in Madrid) and Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges (Teatro Real in Madrid, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan).

His repertoire comprises the parts of Figaro (Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia),Amonasro (Verdi’s Aida),Rigoletto (Verdi’s Rigoletto),Giorgio Germont (Verdi’s La traviata),Belcore (Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore),Marcello (Puccini’s La bohème),Sharpless (Puccini’s Madama Butterfly),Valentin (Gounod’s Faust),Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin),Tomsky and Eletsky (Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades),Igor Svyatoslavovich (Borodin’s Prince Igor),Gryaznoy (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride),the Venetian (Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko),Shaklovity (Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina),Shchelkalov (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov) to name a few. His concert repertoire includes the baritone parts in Orff’s scenic cantata Carmina Burana, Rachmaninoff’s cantata Spring and choral symphony The Bells and Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death.

He sings at theatres in Russia and abroad. In 2010, he performed the title part in Prince Igor in Seoul and Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème in Bangkok. In 2012, he sang in the National Academic Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus as part of the International Opera Festival (Prince Igor). He took part in the Opera på Skäret Summer Festival in Sweden where he performed Figaro (Ilbarbiere di Siviglia, 2013) and Giorgio Germont (La traviata, 2015). In the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre he performed Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia, 2014), in Theater Basel – the part of Shaklovity (Khovanshchina, 2015). In 2016, he gave a number of recitals in Denmark (Aarhus, Sønderborg). In 2017, he performed the title part in Rigoletto in Wuppertaler Bühnen (stage director Timofey Kulyabin),Eletsky (The Queen of Spades) in Luzerner Theater and the Venetian (Sadko) in the Vlaamse Opera (conductor Dmitri Jurowski). In 2019, he sang Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Since 2010, he has been a soloist of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre where he performed over 20 parts.

Since 2018, he has been a guest soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Since 2019, he has been a soloist at the Novaya Opera Theatre.

Awards and Honours:

  • prize-winner of the 25thParadiz Theatrical Award in the category Best Male Role in Opera for the part of Valentin in Faust (Novosibirsk, 2012)
  • prize-winner of the 24th prize-winner of the 25thParadiz Theatrical Award in the category Best Male Role in Opera for the part of Robert in Iolanta (Novosibirsk, 2011)
  • finalist of the Pavarotti International Voice Competition (Italy, Modena, 2008)
  • prize-winner of the 3rdSt. Petersburg All-Russia Open Competition for Young Singers
  • prize-winner of the Monyushko International Vocal Competition (Belarus, Minsk, 2000)

Roles performed at the Novaya Opera:

Grigory Gryaznoy in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride

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