Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer Pavlo Hunka was born in England, the son of a Ukrainian father and an English mother. He qualified as a Linguist and then practised as a Lawyer in the United Kingdom for 4 years before embarking on a stellar singing career. He began his vocal studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and completed them in Switzerland with Kammersängerin Maria Sandulescu.
Pavlo began his operatic journey in Basel, Switzerland, where he sang many of the Bass- Baritone roles in the German, French, Italian and Russian repertoires. For the last 30 years,
he has sung in the most prestigious opera houses of the world – Paris, Vienna, Munich, Florence, Amsterdam, Madrid, Moscow, London, Salzburg, Rome, Berlin, Toronto; under a
glittering array of conductors: Claudio Abbado, Jeffrey Tate, Semion Bychkov, Zubin Mehta, Peter Schneider, Mark Wigglesworth, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Daniel Barenboim, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kirill Petrenko and Kasushi Ono. Highlights include: Don Pizarro Fidelio at Munich and Vienna State Operas, the title role in Wozzeck at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, Doctor Wozzeck at the State Opera in Berlin,
Schigolch Lulu in Brussels and Munich, Macbeth in Berlin, Falstaff at the Canadian Opera Company, Tomski Pique Dame at Teatro Real Madrid, Klingsor Parsifal and Hunding Walküre at the Bolshoi in Moscow, Alberich Siegfried in Lyon, Nekrotzar Le Grand Macabre in Brussels, the General in Prokoffiev’s The Gambler in Amsterdam, Simone The Florentine Tragedy in Geneva, Boris Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in London, Šiškov From the House of the
Dead in Berlin in the acclaimed Patrice Chéreau production with Sir Simon Rattle. Future projects include: Dikoj Katja Kabanova, Schigolch Lulu, Tsar Dodon in Rimsky- Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, the world premiere of The Monster in the Maze by Jonathan Dove with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Ring Cycle in Denmark with Alexandr Vedernikov, Le Grand Macabre with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony.