KUBAN Pavol

  • Young Slovakian baritone Pavol Kubán sang 2018  concerts in Halle and gave his very successful debut at Basel Theatre as Mr. Astley in Prokofjev’s The Gambler.

    His plans include Ford in Falstaff, Gulgielmo in Così fan tutte, Baron in Rachmaninov’s The Miserly Knightand Lanciotto Malatesta in Rachmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini.

    Recent appearances include Barone di Kelbar in Verdis Un Giorno di Regnoat the Festival of Martina Franca, Jaufré Rudel in Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loinand at Brno National Theatre and Morald in Wagner’s Die Feenand Ford in Falstaffat the National Theatre of Košice. 

    2016 he sang the title role in Jaromir Weinberger’s Švanda Dudakat Semperoper Dresden and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutteat the Theater Opera Halle.

    In Winter 2015/16 he performed Don Alvaro in a new production of Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reimsat Zürich Opera staged by Christoph Marthaler and conducted by Daniele RustioniI.

    In 2015 he sang Pantul in Alfredo Casella’s La Donna Serpenteand a belcanto concert for Maestro Alberto Zedda – both conducted by Fabio Luisi at the Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca.

    2014/2015 he was heard in the title role of Švanda Dudakat the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and as Killian in Weber’s Der Freischützin Dresden, where he was a member of the Young Artist’s Program, 2012/2013 in the role of Nibbio in Domenico Sarro’s opera Dorina e Nibbioat Dresden Semperoper.

    In 2012 he sang Mahler' s song cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellenwith Severoceska Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Alfonso Scarano.

    2011 he performed Volano and Satiro in Stradella’s/Cavalli’s opera Il novella Giasoneas well as Bastian in Giacomo Tritto’s Il Convitato di Pietraat the Festival of Martina Franca, where he also participated in the final gala concert together with Daniela Dessi.

    During the years 2010/2011 Pavol Kubán took part in masterclass with Alberto Zedda, Bruno Bartoletti, Sherman Lowe, Tiziana Fabbricini, Stefania Bonfadelli, Raul Gimenez, Alfons Antoniozzi, Sonia Prina, Daniela Dessi, Vicenzo de Vivo, Gianni Tangucci and Dolora Zajick in opera school La scuola dell´Opera Italiana in Bologna. 

    In 2011 he had the opportunity to study at the Accademia del belcanto di Rodolfo Celetti. 

    2009 and 2010 he took successfully part in several international voice competitions: in Green Bay in Montreal, where he became a finalist, in the Ferruccio Tagliavini competitions in Austria, where he received the second prize and a special prize of scholarship in La scuola dell´Opera Italiana in Bologna (Teatro Comunale di Bologna), and in the international vocal competition of Hans Gabor Belvedere in Vienna, where he became a finalist and also received a special prize for the youngest participant in the finale round.     

    In 2009 he participated in a concert tour in the USA, where consequently he took an educational stay in Kingstone for six weeks, where he regularly made concerts.

    Kuban studied at the University of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

    09/2019