Natalia Pavlova was born in Kazan. In 2006, she graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire as a choral conductor. She advanced her vocal skills under the guidance of Rafael Sirikyan.
As a soloist she has appeared with the Russian Conservatoire Chamber Capella, the Intrada vocal ensemble and the Alexandrov Ensemble. Natalia was winner of the 2nd Opera Without Borders Competition for Young Opera Singers in Krasnodar (2015).
In 2013, Natalia Pavlova joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. She made her Mariinsky Theatre debuts as Stepmother (May Night) in 2014.
She was the first performer of the mono-operas The Diary of Anne Frank by Grigory Frid, Letter from an Unknown Woman by Antonio Spadavecchia and Anna by Leonid Klinichev at the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Liza (Woe from Wit in concert)
The Diary of Anne Frank, mono-opera
Nastasya Filippovna (The Idiot)
Natasha (Not Love Alone)
Natalia (Quiet Flows the Don in concert)
Letter from an Unknown Woman, mono-opera
Tsaritsa Militrisa (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Liza Brichkina (The Dawns Here Are Quiet in concert)
Natalia (Into the Storm in concert)
Gemma (The Gadfly, in concert)
Stepmother (May Night)
The Gingerbread Witch (Hänsel und Gretel)
Violetta Valéry (La traviata)
First Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Her repertoire also includes: Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Tamara (The Demon), Liú (Turandot). Natalia participated in the Baltic Sea Festival in Helsinki and Stockholm and in the BBC Proms in London where she sang Susanna in Shostakovich’s unfinished opera Orango performed under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen.
In the 2015/2016 season she appeared in productions of Vladikavkaz Opera and Ballet Theatre (Tamara in Rubinstein’s The Demon), Sofia Opera and Ballet (Tatyana in Eugene Onegin) and in Salonen’s concert cycle Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals in London (Parasha in Mavra). Last season she sang Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) at the Spoleto Festival USA. Upcoming engagements include her appearance at the Teatro Regio (Turin) as Liú in Turandot.
In 2010, she recorded her debut disc Shostakovich: Songs for the Front on Toccata Classics.