Czech tenor Pavel Černoch was born in Brno. In recent seasons he has made a series of important debuts in leading opera houses all over the world, establishing a name for himself as one of the foremost tenors of his generation.
He made his debut with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in 2009 as Števa (Jenůfa) and since then has been invited to appear regularly at major European houses that include La Scala, Milan, the Rome Opera, the Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart State Operas, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Cologne Opera, the Zurich Opera, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Paris Opéra, the Opéra de Lyon, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Among the international festivals where he has been heard are the Bregenz and Glyndebourne Festivals. He has been equally successful in Italian, French and Slavic roles that include Alfredo (La traviata), Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra), the title roles in Don Carlos and Franco Faccio’s Amleto, Rodolfo (La bohème), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Cavaradossi (Tosca), the Fausts of both Gounod and Berlioz, Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Vaudémont (Iolanta), Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride), Števa and Laca (Jenůfa), Albert Gregor (The Makropulos Case), Boris (Káťa Kabanová), the Prince (Rusalka) and Jeník (The Bartered Bride).
Engagements during the 2018/19 season have included Laca in Amsterdam, Lensky and Laca in Munich, Boris for his Royal Opera House debut in London, Sergey (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District) at the Paris Opéra and Don Carlos in Hamburg. After making his Salzburg Festival debut in Médée, he will appear as Dvořák’s Prince in Toronto with the Canadian Opera Company and in Amsterdam, as Vladimir (Prince Igor) at the Paris Opéra and as Boris at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Also in demand as a concert artist, Pavel Černoch has appeared with orchestras such as the Birmingham Symphony and Boston Philharmonic Orchestras, while the festivals to which he has been invited include the BBC Proms and the Bergen and Verbier Festivals. The many eminent conductors with whom he has worked include Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, John Eliot Gardiner, Charles Dutoit, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Vassily Sinaisky, Jiří Bĕlohlávek, Tomáš Hanus and Jakub Hrůša.
Pavel Černoch made his professional stage debut in his native Brno in Die Zauberflöte, followed by appearances in Prague, Riga, Cagliari, Athens and Graz as well as the Vienna Volksoper. While still a child, he was a member of the famous Cantilena Chamber Choir. After attending the Janáček Academy in Brno, he continued his vocal studies in Italy with Paolo de Napoli, who remains his mentor to this day.