Belorussian tenor Pavel Valuzhin is a leading tenor soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, where he has been heard in such roles as Rodolfo in La Boheme, the Duke in Rigoletto, Likov in The Tsar’s Bride and several others. In the fall of 2017, Valuzhin made his Western European Opera debut, appearing at Theater Basel as Alfredo in a new production of La Traviata. He will soon make his German Operatic debut at Theater Bonn as Alfredo, after which he will make his debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Rigoletto. A graduate of the Molodechny Music College, Valuzhin subsequently pursued his vocal studies at the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory under the famed mezzo-soprano, Irina Bogacheva. In September of 2013, he was invited to join the Young Artists Program at the Bolshoi Theatre, where he continued his vocal studies under Maestro Dmitry Vdovin. While still a member of the studio, he was invited to sing Rodolfo in La Boheme on the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Opera.
Valuzhin’s recent engagements also include the CD recording of Desyatnikov’s Rosenthal’s Children, under Aleksander Vedernikov, a concert with Semen Skigin in Bad Kissingen, Germany, and his debut as Kai in Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda at the Bolshoi Theatre’s New Stage. Among the artist’s developing operatic repertoire are such roles as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, and Prince Vladimir in Prince Igor. Next season, he will join the ensemble at Oper Stuttgart, appearing in such roles as the Duke and Rodolfo.