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:
Alice Ford (Falstaff)
The Diary of Anne Frank, mono-opera
Nastasya Filippovna (The Idiot)
Natasha (Not Love Alone)
Letter from an Unknown Woman, mono-opera
Tsaritsa Militrisa (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Stepmother (May Night)
The Gingerbread Witch (Hänsel und Gretel)
Violetta Valéry (La traviata)
First Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Liza (Woe from Wit)
Natalia (Quiet Flows the Don)
Liza Brichkina (The Dawns Here Are Quiet)
Natalia (Into the Storm)
Gemma (The Gadfly)
Her repertoire also includes: Parasha (Mavra), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Tamara (The Demon). 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.
Current season Natalia made her Teatro Regio (Turin) debut as Liú in Turandot (conductor Gianandrea Noseda).
In 2010, she recorded her debut disc Shostakovich: Songs for the Front on Toccata Classics.