Pavel Černoch

Tenor

One of the leading tenors today, Pavel Černoch regularly appears on the most important opera stages including Teatro alla Scala, Vienna, Paris, Dutch National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Salzburg and Glyndebourne Festivals. A hugely versatile artist, he is particularly acclaimed for his interpretations of the Czech and Slavic repertoire but is equally at home in French and Italian roles. He works frequently with some of the worlds most acclaimed conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, John Eliot Gardiner, Charles Dutoit and Semyon Bychkov.

Highlights of his current season include his signature role The Prince in Rusalka at the Wiener Staatsoper and in a new production at Staatsoper Berlin; his company debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Laca Jenůfa; and returns to the Opéra national de Paris as Albert Gregor in The Makropulos Affair and to Hamburg State Opera as Sergei Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.

In 2022/23 Černoch took on the role of Apollo in Romeo Castellucci’s new production of Daphne at Staatsoper Berlin. He also sang The Prince in Philipp Stölzl’s new production of Rusalka at Dutch National Opera and at home in Prague; and the title role of Faust at Staatsoper Hamburg. On the concert platform, Černoch joined the Norwegian National Opera under the baton of Edward Gardner in the title role of Le Damnation de Faust.

In recent seasons he made notable debuts as Florestan Fidelio at Staatsoper Berlin; and as Max Der Freischütz at Bayerische Staatsoper; as well as performing one of his most beloved roles: Cavaradossi Tosca at Staatsoper Hamburg, La Monnaie and The National Theatre Opera in Prague. Other highlights include The Prince Rusalka in a new production by Christoph Loy at Semperoper Dresden, Canadian Opera Company; Vladimir in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Borodin’s Prince Igor at Opera National de Paris; the title role of Don Carlo at Staatsoper Hamburg and Opera National de Paris; Giasone Médée at the Salzburg Festival; Sergei Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District at Opera de Paris; Boris Katja Kabanová at Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Don Jose Carmen at Greek National Opera, Staatsoper Hamburg and Glyndebourne; Lensky Eugene Onegin at the Bayerische Staastsoper, Opera National de Paris and Wiener Staatsoper; Laca Jenůfa at Bayerische Staastsoper, Dutch National Opera, Staatsoper Stuttgart and Theater an der Wien; Jenik The Bartered Bride at The National Theatre in Prague and Opera National de Paris; Lykov The Tsar’s Bride at Berlin Staatsoper and Teatro alla Scala; Rodolfo La bohème at Staatsoper Hamburg; Pinkerton Madama Butterfly at Berlin Staatsoper, Oper Köln and Staatsoper Hamburg; and a staged production of La Damnation de Faust at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

As much at home on the concert platform, he appears regularly with leading orchestras like the Gewandhaus orchester Leipzig, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bamberger Symphoniker. Recent concert appearances include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Gewandhausorchester, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Prague Philharmonic, Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Verdi’s Requiem at the Bergen Festival.

Černoch made his professional debut in his native city with Die Zauberflöte, followed by appearances in Prague, Riga, Cagliari, Athens, Graz and Wiener Volksoper. Černoch began singing as a child when he became a member of the famed Cantilena Chamber Choir. He studied at the Janacek Academy Brno and went on to continue his vocal studies in Italy with Paolo de Napoli, who rem ains his mentor today.

Performances

JUNE 21 2024

Laca, Jenůfa; Litomyšl Festival - Prague National Theatre

Litomyšl, Czechia

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JULY 31 2024

Gala Concert; Savonlinna Opera Festival - Prague National Theatre

Savonlinna, Finland

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SEPTEMBER 25 2024

Sergei, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona, Spain

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SEPTEMBER 28 2024

Sergei, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona, Spain

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OCTOBER 1 2024

Sergei, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona, Spain

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Performances

JUNE 21 2024Laca, Jenůfa; Litomyšl Festival - Prague National TheatreLitomyšl, CzechiaBuy Tickets
JULY 31 2024Gala Concert; Savonlinna Opera Festival - Prague National TheatreSavonlinna, FinlandBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 25 2024Sergei, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, SpainBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 28 2024Sergei, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, SpainBuy Tickets
OCTOBER 1 2024Sergei, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, SpainBuy Tickets
OCTOBER 3 2024Sergei, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, SpainBuy Tickets
OCTOBER 6 2024Sergei, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, SpainBuy Tickets
NOVEMBER 28 2024Tenor soloist, Our Father; Prague Philharmonic ChoirPrague, CzechiaBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 6 2024Tenor soloist, Our Father; Prague Philharmonic ChoirNew York, NY, United StatesBuy Tickets
JANUARY 23 2025Tenor soloist, Beethoven 9; Boston Symphony OrchestraBoston, United StatesBuy Tickets
JANUARY 24 2025Tenor soloist, Beethoven 9; Boston Symphony OrchestraBoston, United StatesBuy Tickets
JANUARY 25 2025Tenor soloist, Beethoven 9; Boston Symphony OrchestraBoston, United StatesBuy Tickets
JANUARY 29 2025Tenor soloist, Glagolitic Mass; Czech Philharmonic OrchestraPrague, CzechiaBuy Tickets
JANUARY 30 2025Tenor soloist, Glagolitic Mass; Czech Philharmonic OrchestraPrague, CzechiaBuy Tickets
JANUARY 31 2025Tenor soloist, Glagolitic Mass; Czech Philharmonic OrchestraPrague, CzechiaBuy Tickets
MARCH 17 2025Boris, Katja Kabanova, Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
MARCH 21 2025Boris, Katja Kabanova, Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
MARCH 24 2025Boris, Katja Kabanova, Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
MARCH 27 2025Boris, Katja Kabanova, Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
MARCH 30 2025Boris, Katja Kabanova, Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets
MAY 25 2025Sergej, Lady Macbeth; Oper LeipzigLeipzig, GermanyBuy Tickets
MAY 29 2025Sergej, Lady Macbeth; Oper LeipzigLeipzig, GermanyBuy Tickets
JUNE 11 2025Enzo Grimaldo, La Gioconda; Hungarian National OperaBudapest, HungaryBuy Tickets
JUNE 15 2025Enzo Grimaldo, La Gioconda; Hungarian National OperaBudapest, HungaryBuy Tickets
JUNE 20 2025Enzo Grimaldo, La Gioconda; Hungarian National OperaBudapest, HungaryBuy Tickets
JULY 7 2025Boris, Katja Kabanova; Bayerische StaatsoperMünchen, GermanyBuy Tickets

Press

Pavel Černoch as Max sang with a clear and brilliant voice, fearlessly and impressively scaling the heights of his arias.

Bachtrack

Pavel Cernoch […] excels in this role where Shostakovich takes pleasure in diverting the image of the heroic tenor.

Concert Classic

Pavel Černoch’s dashingly attractive, if weak-willed Boris. (…) Černoch is very much her equal – warm in tone, ardent yet vacillating, and simmering with resentment at his treatment brutal Dikoj.

The Guardian

Pavel Cernoch is a moving Laca with flaming tenor heights, whose change from aggressive to a devoted lover is impressive.

Die Deutsche Buehne

Sergey, a role to which Pavel Cernoch brings both feline grace and loutish opportunism.

Financial Times

Releases

Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki (The Slippers)
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass & The Eternal Gospel
Weber: Euryanthe
Franco Faccio: Amleto
Franco Faccio: Hamlet
Dvořák: Rusalka
Tchaikovsky: Iolanta / Stravinsky: Perséphone
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride

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