Pavel Petrov Tenor, Belarus «I hope the participation in the competition of such high-level will help me make a new step in my career». What inspired you to become a singer? When I was little I was engaged in pop singing. I performed a lot and participated in competitions. But one day I watched a concert the three tenors on TV and wanted to sing the same way. Although at that moment I thought that I had a baritone! What’s your dream role and why? My dream role is Cavaradossi, because of the heart-breaking music. The aria "E Lucevan le Stelle" is my favourite. Who is your favourite singer and why? My favourite singer is Jonas Kaufmann. In my opinion, he is one of the best tenors of our time. He is a unique musician with an incredible complex voice, which makes him a top-fee singer. He and his career are an example for the younger generation including myself. What do you hope to achieve by participating in The Queen Sonja International Music Competition? I hope that participating in such a high-level competition will be a step forward in my career. It is also an opportunity to present myself to a new audience and professional jury and to visit Norway, where I have never been before. Tell us something surprising or unexpected about yourself! From 2014 to 2016 I lost 30 kg.