Pavel Kudinov was born in Dimitrovgrad and graduated at the Saratov State Sobinov Conservatory. He made his debut in Europe as Ruslan in Ruslan and Ludmilla at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Following on from this were engagements as Sarastro (The Magic Flute), Selim (Il turco in Italia), Colline (La bohème) at the Vienna Volksoper, König Heinrich (Lohengrin) at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Escamillo (Carmen) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and as Sarastro at the Teatro Regio in Turin. He also sang the role of Sarastro in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Leipzig Opera and in Bonn, also Escamillio at the opera festival in St. Margarethen. His wide-ranging repertoire encompasses the great bass roles by George Frideric Handel, also by Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Dvořák, Wagner and Puccini. Pavel Kudinov can be heard on CD recordings of Tamerlano, also on multi-award-winning recordings of Alessandroand Ottone, re di Germania. He has sung Henri and Procida (Les Vêpres siciliennes) at Bonn Opera, Gurnemanz (Parsifal) and König Heinrich at the Tyrolean Festival in Erl, Ariodate (Serse) uad Segeste (Arminio) at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, Zaccaria (Nabucco) and Pagano (I Lombardi alla prima crociata) at the Heidenheim Opera Festival, the gold merchant (Cardillac) at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Segeste at the Opera Rara Festival in Kraków, Consalvo in Handel’s Almira at the Hamburg State Opera, also Vivaldi’s Astolfo (Orlando furioso) and Handel’s Ernando (Publio Cornelio Scipione), Emireno (Ottone) at the Theater an der Wien and the title role in Porpora’s Polifemo at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival. Future appearances in the 2021/2022 season include his debut in the role of Philip (Don Carlo) in Heidenheim and Bonn, also Astolfo in Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso in Paris, Ruy Gomez de Silva (Ernani) and Alidoro in Bonn. Pavel Kudinov works regularly with renowned conductors, including Teodor Currentzis, Marcus Bosch, Christophe Rousset, Paolo Carignani, Axel Kober, Christopher Moulds, Marc Minkowski, George Petrou, Gustav Kuhn, Will Humburg and Pedro Halffter. In 2021 he will make his debut at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival.