One of the leading tenors today, Pavel Černoch regularly appears on the most important opera stages, such as Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opera National de 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 the French and Italian roles. Černoch works frequently with some of the worlds most acclaimed conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Petrenko, Philippe Jordan, Sir Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Charles Dutoit and Semyon Bychkov.
Engagements in the 2019/20 season include his much anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut as Boris Katja Kabanova; Steva in a new production of Jenufa in Covent Garden; Vladimir in a new prodcution by Barrie Kosky of Borodine’s Prince Igor at Opera National de Paris; Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen at Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma; a return to Salzburg Festival as Grigory in a new production of Boris Godunov; the Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka at Canadian Opera Company; and the title role in Don Carlos for Staatsoper Hamburg. He also performs Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
Recent engagements include Jason Médée at the Salzburg Festival; Sergei Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District at Opera de Paris; Boris Katja Kabanova at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; title role Don Carlos at Staatsoper Hamburg and Opera de Paris; Don Jose Carmen at Greek National Opera, Staatsoper Hamburg and the Glyndebourne Festival; Cavaradossi Tosca at Greek National Opera; Lenski Eugene Onegin at the Bayerische Staastsoper, Opera National de Paris and Wiener Staatsoper; Laca Jenufa at Bayerische Staastsoper; Dutch National Opera and Staatsoper Stuttgart; 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 all Scala; Rodolfo La boheme at Staatsoper Hamburg; Pinkerton Madama Butterfly at Berlin Staatsoper and Oper Köln; Gabriele Adorno Simon Boccanegra at Opera de Lyon; and a staged production of Damnation de Faust at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
As much at home on the concert platform, he appears regularly appears with leading orchestras like the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, CBSO, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bamberger Symphoniker. Recent concert appearances include Mahler Das Lied von der Erde with the Prague Philharmonic, Rachmaninov The Bells with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dvořák Requiem with the Bamberger Symphoniker at the Edinburgh Festival and Verdi Requiem at the Bergen Festival.
Černoch made his professional debut in his native city in The Magic Flute, 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 Janáček Academy Brno and went on to continue his vocal studies in Italy with Paolo de Napoli, who remains his mentor today.
The Telegraph, May 2015
“Pavel Cernoch sings Don José with plangency and power, making the Flower Song a highlight of the evening, and his final return as the deranged lover is utterly convincing.”
DrehPunktKultur, July 2016
"In the demanding title role of the Danish Prince, Pavel Černoch succeeds with a luminous, safely guided tenor."