• Prize-winner at Irina Bogacheva's St Petersburg International Competition of Opera Singers (2007, 2nd prize)
• Finalist of the Luciano Pavarotti Competition (Modena, 2008)
Pavel Yankovsky was born in the town of Byaroza (Belarus). In 2006, he graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatoire (class of Nikolai Alexeev). From 2004 to 2008, Yankovsky was a soloist with the St Petersburg Consevatoire’s Opera and Ballet Theatre. At the same time, he was a trainee of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers.
He honed his singing skills at master-classes of Elena Obraztsova, Vladimir Atlantov, and Mati Palm (2006, 2007), organized by the International Summer Academy in Mikkeli. Yankovsky has also taken part in master-classes by Neil Shicoff, Paolo de Napoli, and Stefano Gibellato.
In 2010, he became a soloist with the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he appeared in more than twenty lead roles. He received the Paradise Award for Best Opera Singer, presented by the Novosibirsk Branch of the Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation (for his Robert in Iolanta in 2011 and for Valentin in Faust in 2012).
Since 2017, Yankovsky has regularly appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre as a guest soloist.
The singer’s repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)
The Venetian Merchant (Sadko)
Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Shicchi)
In May 2018, he appeared as Wolfram in a concert version of Tannhäuser performed under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
Repertoire also includes: Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Giorgio Germont (La traviata), Amonasro (Aida), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Igor Svyatoslavich (Prince Igor), Andrey Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov), title roles in Gianni Schicchi, Rigoletto, Aleko, among others.
As a guest soloist, Yankovsky has appeared at the Opernhaus Wuppertal, the Vlaamse Opera, the Theater Basel, the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.
Information for January 2019