Classical / Operatic

Barbara Bonney Pavol Breslik José Carreras Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Dmitry Korchak Francesco Meli Teatro Regio di Parma's Opera Ensemble Bryn Terfel Rolando Villazón David Giménez Carreras Kammerensemble Classic der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Musical / Cross-Over

Elaine Paige Giorgia Fumanti




Pavol Breslik was born in Slovakia in 1979 and studied at the Music University in Bratislava. In 2000, he won the first Prize at the Antonin Dvorak International Competition in the Czech Republic. During 2002/03 he was a member of the Opera Studio CNIPAL in Marseille. He attended masterclasses with Ivonne Minton, Mady Mesplé, Peter Dvorsky and William Matteuzzi.

In 2003 he performed Fenton (Falstaff) at the Komische Oper Berlin. He then went on tour to the Teatro Real Madrid with the Ensemble of the Staatsoper Berlin, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim (Steuermann / Der fliegende Holländer). Since 2003/04, he has been a soloist at the Staatsoper Berlin, where he has performed parts such as Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Nemorino (L'Elisir d'amore), Kudrjas (Katja Kabanova) and Stimme eines Seemanns (Tristan und Isolde). He also appeared in 2003 at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi Trieste and at the Piccolo Teatro in Milano in the Strehler production of Cosi fan tutte (Ferrando) and in 2004 at the Glyndebourne Festival in a new production of Die Zauberflöte (Tamino), conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. In 2005 he embodied his first Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Festivals in Antibes and Lacoste.

His plans for 2005/06 include Cosi fan tutte (Ferrando) at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brüssel and at the Staatsoper Berlin, Fidelio (Jaquino) in concert at the Théâtre du Châtelet as well as Die Zauberflöte (Tamino) at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. Further plans for 2006/07 include Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte) at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Die Zauberflöte (Tamino) at the Theater an der Wien, J.S. Bach's St John Passion (Evangelist) at the Théâtre du Châtelet (conductor: Emmanuelle Haim, stage director: Bob Wilson) and Cosi fan tutte (Ferrando) at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Further plans include his debut at the Royal Opera House London (Die Zauberflöte) and at the Metropolitan Opera (Don Giovanni).

His Highlights in concert took place in 2004 at the BBC Proms' with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Kurt Masur (Janacek's Glagolitic Mass) and in 2005 in London, Paris and Lille with the Ensemble Concert d'Astrée under Emmanuelle Haim (Haendel's Il trionfo del tempo, recorded for Virgin Classics). During the Summer 2005, he is debuting at the Edinburgh Festival in Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives and Mass in C. In 2006 he will perform Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davies, and with the Orchestre National de France under Kurt Masur.