Pavlo Balakin

(bass)

EDUCATION AND WORK
Pavlo Balakin graduated from the jazz saxophone class of Donetsk Music Academy in 2006. In 2002–2008, he sang in the chorus of the Ukrainian National Opera and in 2008–2013, he sung in the chorus of the Estonian National Opera. In 2008–2013, he studied singing at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Prof. Mati Palm. In 2013–2017, he was a soloist with the Estonian National Opera and since 2017, he is a freelancer.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
In 2012, Pavlo Balakin received the Tiit Kuusik Award by Estonia Society Foundation and in 2013, the Annual Estonian Theatre Award.

REPERTOIRE 
Attila (Verdi’s “Attila”, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Teatro La Fenice)
Méphistophélès (Gounod’s “Faust”)
Malyuta Skuratov (Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Tsar’s Bride”)
Dulcamara (Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”, Rahvusooper Estonia, Den Jyske Opera, Lvovi Rahvusooper)
Angelotti (Puccini’s “Tosca”)
Capulet (Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet”)
Daland (Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer”)
Hermann (Wagner’s “Tannhäuser”, Rahvusooper Estonia, Teatro La Fenice)
Ptolemy (Handel’s “Julius Caesar”)
Attila (Verdi’s “Attila”, Teatro Massimo di Palermo)
Ramfis (Verdi’s “Aida”)
Grand Inquisitor (Verdi’s “Don Carlo”, Opera på Skäret)
Zaccaria (Verdi’s „Nabucco“, Teatro Regio di Parma)
Monterone (Verdi’s “Rigoletto”) 
Count Horn (Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera”)
Police Chief (Hindemith’s “Cardillac”)
Surin (Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades”)
Salieri (Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Mozart and Salieri”, concert performance) 
Geronimo (Cimarosa’s “Il matrimonio segreto”)
Plutone (Monteverdi “Il ballo delle ingrate”)

His repertoire includes also bass parts in oratorios.