Belarusian tenor Pavel Petrov is winner of the First Prize and the Don Placido Domingo Ferrer Prize of Zarzuela of Operalia 2018, The World Opera Competition, and finalist of the Belvedere and Queen Sonja International Music competitions.
Pavel is currently a member of the ensemble at Oper Graz, where his roles have included Alfredo La traviata, Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Cavalier Belfiore (Il viaggio a Reims), Prunier (La rondine), and Rodolfo (La bohème).
Pavel's forthcoming engagements include his Wiener Staatsoper debut as Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Nadir (Pearl Fishers) for Oper Graz; Lensky (Eugene Onegin) for Stadttheater Klagenfurt; Duca (Rigoletto) for Opera Hong Kong and Alfredo (La traviata) for Savonlinna Festival. Pavel performs in a gala concert in Moscow with the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia alongside Asmik Grigorian.
Engagements elsewhere have included Pong (Turandot) for his house debut at the Royal Opera House; role and house debut as Alfredo (La traviata) at Arena di Verona, Opera Australia as Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), debut at the Salzburg Festival as Chaplitsky (Pique Dame), Alfredo and Lensky and for Bucharest National Opera and Alfredo for the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
Prior to his move to Graz for the 2016/17 season, Pavel was from 2012–16 a member of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, where his roles included Lensky and Triquet (Eugene Onegin), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Alfredo, Rodolfo (La Boheme), Tsar Berendey (The Snow Maiden) and Lykov (The Tsar's Bride). During the 2015/16 season Pavel was also a member of the International Opera Studio of Zürich Opera House, where his roles included Licone (Orlando paladino), Coryphée (Le Comte Ory) and Pong (Turandot) and First Armed Man (Die Zauberflöte).
Pavel graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music, and studied under Piotr Ridiger. He has participated in masterclasses with Dmitry Vdovin, Adrian Kelly, Hedwig Fassbender and Fabio Luisi, among others. His awards also include first prize at the International Maria Bieşu Singing Competition and second prizes at the Competizione dell'Opera, Tashkent, the Muslim Magomaev International Vocalists Contest and the Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition.
Pavel's 2018/2019 season included his role debut as Narraboth Salome, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor for Oper Graz; Prunier, Alfredo and Rodolfo for Latvian National Opera as well as Rodolfo for Nationaltheater Mannheim; Ferrando Cosi fan Tutte for Opera Australia; Alfredo for the Arena di Verona; Rodolfo for Bolshoi theater in Minsk.