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Pavol Breslik
Pavol Breslik  

B108053   B 108 053 / A 108 054
L. v. Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
CD / Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc, incl. CD
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The meteoric rise of tenor Pavol Breslik began in 2005, when he was elected "Best Young Singer of the Year" by the critics’ poll of the magazine "Opernwelt". Born in 1979 in Slovakia, he studied at the Music University in Bratislava. In 2000, he won First Prize at the Antonin Dvorák Competition in the Czech Republic. In 2002/03, he continued his studies at the Opera Studio CNIPAL in Marseille and attended master classes with Yvonne Minton, Mady Mesplé, Mirella Freni and William Matteuzzi.

From 2003 to 2006, Pavol Breslik was an ensemble member at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden, where he performed as Ferrando ("Così fan tutte"), Tamino ("The Magic Flute"), Don Ottavio ("Don Giovanni"), Nemorino ("L'elisir d'amore"), Kudrjas ("Katja Kabanova") and Simpleton ("Boris Godunov"), to name but a few. During that time, he already gave guest performances featuring his Mozart parts at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Vienna Festival and at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. He performed as Jaquino at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

A freelancer since 2006, he has extended his Mozart repertoire by Belmonte ("The Abduction from the Seraglio") and Idamante ("Idomeneo"). He performed as Don Ottavio at the Salzburg Festival and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, as Alfred ("Die Fledermaus") at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, as Tamino at the London Covent Garden, as evangelist in the St. John Passion at the Théâtre du Châlet, as Idamante and Lenski ("Eugene Onegin") at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where he also gave his debut as Gennaro in Christof Loy’s successful new production of Donizetti’s "Lucrezia Borgia" with Edita Gruberova.

Pavol Breslik is also a welcome guest on concert podiums. At the BBC Proms in London, he sang Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass with the Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur, Handel’s "Il trionfo del tempo" with the Concert d’Astrée conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm in London and Paris, Beethoven’s Mass in C major and "Christ on the Mount of Olives" at the Edinburgh Festival. Under Kurt Masur, he also performed in the world premiere of Siegfried Matthus’ "Te Deum" and, with the Orchestre National de France, in Beethoven’s "Missa Solemnis" and Symphony No. 9. He has also performed the "Missa Solemnis" with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Colin Davis, "La Messe Solennelle" and "Roméo et Juliette" by Berlioz with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti. The CD recording of the original version of Dvorák’s "Stabat Mater" with the ensemble Accentus was published by Na?ve.