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Pavol Breslik



Pavol Breslik in action.
Pavol Breslik in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mike Hoban, 2012

Slovakian tenor Pavol Breslik made his Royal Opera debut in 2008 singing Tamino (Die Zauberflöte). He has since sung Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Lensky (Eugene Onegin) for The Royal Opera. He returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing Don Ottavio.

Breslik studied at the Bratislava Conservatory of Music and at the Opera Studio CNIPAL in Marseilles, and was a member of Berlin State Opera 2003–06. He began his international career after he was selected as the 2005 ‘Most Promising Singer of the Year’ by Opernwelt. He sings regularly for the great European opera companies including Paris Opéra, La Monnaie, Brussels, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, and Zürich Opera, and has also sung at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. His repertory includes Idamante (Idomeneo), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Roberto (Roberto Devereux), Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia), Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Gounod’s Faust, Cassio (Otello), Števa Buryja (Jenůfa) and Silvio (Martín y Soler’s L’arbore di Diana).

Breslik has sung in concert with conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Emmanuelle Haïm, Kurt Masur and Riccardo Muti, in repertory including Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, Missa solemnis, Christus am Ölberge, Roméo et Juliette, Dvorák’s Stabat Mater and the Glagolitic Mass. He has recorded widely on CD (including an album of songs by Schneider-Trnavský) and DVD.