One of the leading tenors today, Pavel Černoch regularly appears on the most important opera stages including Teatro alla Scala, Vienna, Paris, Dutch National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Salzburg and Glyndebourne Festivals. A hugely versatile artist, he is particularly acclaimed for his interpretations of the Czech and Slavic repertoire but is equally at home in French and Italian roles. He works frequently with some of the worlds most acclaimed conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, John Eliot Gardiner, Charles Dutoit and Semyon Bychkov.
The 21/22 season sees Cernoch open the season at Staatsoper Berlin with a role debut as Florestan Fidelio as well as performing some of his most beloved roles: Cavaradossi Tosca at Staatsoper Hamburg and The National Theatre Opera in Prague; Laca Jenůfa at Theater an der Wien; The Prince Rusalka in a new production by Christoph Loy at Semperoper Dresden and at home, in Prague; and Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, again in Hamburg.
Recent highlights include a remarkable debut as Max in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov of Der Freischütz at Bayerische Staatoper; Cavaradossi in a new production of Tosca at La Monnaie and in performances at The National Theatre Opera in Prague; Vladimir in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Borodin’s Prince Igor at Opera National de Paris; his company debut with Canadian Opera Company in the role of Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka; the title role of Don Carlo with Staatsoper Hamburg; Giasone Médée at the Salzburg Festival; Sergei Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District at Opera de Paris; Boris Katja Kabanova at Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Don Jose Carmen at Greek National Opera, Staatsoper Hamburg and Glyndebourne; Cavaradossi Tosca at Greek National Opera; Lenski Eugene Onegin at the Bayerische Staastsoper, Opera National de Paris and Wiener Staatsoper; Laca Jenůfa at Bayerische Staastsoper, Dutch National Opera and Staatsoper Stuttgart; Jenik The Bartered Bride at The National Theatre in Prague and Opera National de Paris; Lykov The Tsar’s Bride at Berlin Staatsoper and Teatro alla Scala; Rodolfo La bohème at Staatsoper Hamburg; Pinkerton Madama Butterfly at Berlin Staatsoper and Oper Köln; and a staged production of La Damnation de Faust at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
As much at home on the concert platform, he appears regularly with leading orchestras such as the Gewandhaus Orchestra, CBSO, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bamberger Symphoniker. Recent concert appearances include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Prague Philharmonic, Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Verdi’s Requiem at the Bergen Festival.
Černoch made his professional debut in his native city with Die Zauberflöte, followed by appearances in Prague, Riga, Cagliari, Athens, Graz and Wiener Volksoper. Černoch began singing as a child when he became a member of the famed Cantilena Chamber Choir. He studied at the Janacek Academy Brno and went on to continue his vocal studies in Italy with Paolo de Napoli, who remains his mentor today.
The Telegraph, May 2015
“Pavel Cernoch sings Don José with plangency and power, making the Flower Song a highlight of the evening, and his final return as the deranged lover is utterly convincing.”
DrehPunktKultur, July 2016
"In the demanding title role of the Danish Prince, Pavel Černoch succeeds with a luminous, safely guided tenor."