Rodion Pauls

Born in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Completed his studies in saxophone at a music school and graduated from the Kamchatka College of Arts with a degree in academic vocals (class of Evgeny Morozov). In 2015 graduated from the Popov Academy of Choral Art (class of Svetlana Nesterenko). With the Academy Choir, toured Japan, Poland, France, Germany, and performed solo parts.

Since 2019 – has been a student at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre (class of Makvala Kasrashvili, since 2020 – class of Alexey Tikhomirov).

Since February 2023 — has been an apprentice with the opera troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre.


Grand Prix of the International Student Vocal Competition Bella Voce

2014, Moscow

Gold medal in the nomination Academic Singing of the 13th Youth Delphic Games of Russia

2014, Volgograd
Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Colline (La boheme)
Third Sailor (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Monk (Don Carlo)
Mill-hand, Officer (Katerina Izmailova)
Cesare Angelotti (Tosca)
First Nazarene (Salome)
Quinault (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Doctor Grenvil (La Traviata)
Bertrand (Iolanta)

Also in his repertoire

Mephistopheles (Faust)
Gremin (Eugene Onegin)
Zuniga (Carmen)
Aleko, Old Gypsy (Aleko)

The bass parts in the Requiem by W.A. Mozart and St. Matthew Passion by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev)

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM