Mattias Pavlous

Mattias Pavlous

Dramatic Countertenor

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2016Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaOttone
2016Handel: OttoneOttone
2014Handel: RodelindaBertarido
2013Mozart: Mitridate, re di PontoFarnace
2012Blow: Venus and AdonisHuntsman
2011Mozart: Ascanio in AlbaAscanio
2011Gluck: Orfeo ed EuridiceOrfeo


With repertoire ranging from renaissance songs, baroque cantatas and sacred music (Bach’s Passions, Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus, Handel’s Messiah etc) to operatic roles (Bertarido in G.F. Handel’s Rodelinda, Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate etc), lieder and contemporary works, Mattias Pavlous has appeared in recitals at the Flemish Opera Houses of Ghent and Antwerp, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Cecil Sharp House in London and in concert with various (early) music ensembles and orchestras (Musica Poetica, La Risonanza, Latinitas Nostra, Baroque Ensemble of the Royal Conservatoire, Spectra Ensemble, Belgium Youth Orchestra et. al.). Mattias originated the role of Journalist in the opera “Romy” by Joris Blanckaert (1976-) as well as the first countertenor for the premiere of “The hour of the last supper”, a liturgical drama by Philipos Tsalachouris (1969-). He recorded for the soundtrack of the feature film “Boy Eating the Bird’s Food” by Ektoras Lygizos (2012, Fantasia Productions). Future engagements include his debut as Ottone in G.F. Handel’s Ottone, Re di Germania. Born in Rhodes, the Greek/Dutch countertenor Mattias Pavlous has had a somewhat unusual musical journey. After studies in Economics, a Masters in International Business and a career in management he was awarded the soloist diploma and first prize by the Kodály Conservatoire of Athens, studying with Christina Giannakopoulou and Aris Christofellis when the countertenor Michael Chance invited him to the Netherlands. Mattias became a member of the 2012-2013 Flanders Operastudio in Ghent, and graduated with a Masters in Early Music from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague where he studied repertoire with Michael Chance, Jill Feldman, Peter Kooy and Rita Dams, winning a full Alexander S. Onassis Foundation scholarship.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Ottone 1 week Opéra de Baugé 2016
Handel: Ottone Ottone 1 week Concerto Valiante 2016
Handel: Rodelinda Bertarido 1 week Concerto Valiante 2014
Mozart: Mitridate, re di Ponto Farnace 1 week Ghent 2013
Blow: Venus and Adonis Huntsman 1 week Latinitas Nostra 2012


A. Onassis foundation scholarship
A. Onassis Foundation Scholarship