Exciting projects await the Bass Pavel Kudinov at the Bonn Opera in the season 2020/21. These include Leonore 40-45, the part of Claudio in Agrippina and as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte. In addition, Pavel is a guest in the role of Astolfo in Orlando Furioso at the Teatro Real.
Pavel Kudinov was born in Dimitrovgrad and gratuated from Sobinov Conservatory in Russian Saratov. He had his debut in Europe as Ruslan in Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, followed by engagements as Sarastro (Zauberflöte), Selim (Il turco in Italia), Colline (La Bohème) at the Wiener Volksoper, Koenig Heinrich (Lohengrin) at the sestival des Deux Mondes in Spoleto, Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Escamillo (Carmen) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Duesseldorf as well as Sarastro (Zauberflöte) at Teatro Regio in Turin. He sang the role of Sarastro also at Moscow's Bolschoi Theatre, at the Oper Leipzig and Bonn and the part of Escamillio at the open air festival in St. Margarethen.
His enormously wide repertoire includes Heinrich in Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Dvorak, Puccini, as well as all the bass roles by George Friederick Handel such as Leone in Tamerlano, Clito in Alessandro, Emireno in Ottone, and Segeste in Arminio. Pavel Kudinov contributed to the CD-recording of Tamerlano through Naive, and the multiple award winning discs Alessandro and Ottone (both published through Decca). Pavel sang Consalvo (Almirena) at the Hamburg State Opera, Gurnemanz (Parsifal) in the Festspielhaus Erl as part of the Tyrolean Festival Erl, the roles of Pagano (I Lombardi alla prima crociata), Zaccharia (Nabucco), and Silva (Ernani) at the Opera Festival Heidenheim, gold dealer (Cardillac) in Florence, Jean Procida (Les Vespres Sicilienne) at the Bonn Opera, the title role in Porpora’s Polifemo at the Salzburg Felsenreitschule as part of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, and Heinrich (Lohengrin) at the Bonn Opera, at the Tyrolean Festival Erl, and at the Salzburg State Theater.
Upcoming appearances in the 2021/2022 season include his role debut as Philipp (Don Carlos) in Heidenheim, Astolfo in Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso at the Klangvokalfestival Dortmund and in the La Seine Musicale in Paris, Simon (Judas Maccabaeus) and the title role in Polifemo at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival. Pavel Kudinov regularly works with conductors such as Teodor Currentzis, , Marcus Bosch, Christophe Rousset, Paolo Carignani, Axel Kober, Christopher Moulds, Marc Minkowski, George Petrou, Gustav Kuhn, Will Humburg and Pedro Halffter.
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