The soprano singer Dora Pavlíková was born in Prague. She received her first musical education in the renowned children’s choir Bambini di Praga. After vocal studies at the Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague, she finished her studies at the Conservatory of Pardubice (class of Prof. Šimůnková-Štěpánová). She graduated from the Nuremberg School of Music (class of Dr. Jan Hammar) in 2011. In addition to that, she participated in master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Margaret Baker-Genovesi, Elisabeth Scholl, Edith Wiens, Rudolf Jansen, Andrej Kucharsky, Joel Frederikssen, and Rudolf Piernay.
In the Czech Republic, Dora Pavlíková appeared, among other roles, as Dvořák’s Rusalka and as Lidunka in Blodek’s In the Well, as well as in numerous concerts and radio recordings. Her other parts included Lauretta (Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi) and Alice Ford (Verdi’s Falstaff). After taking up her studies in Germany, she sang Countess Almaviva (Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro) and Flaminia (Haydn’s Il mondo della luna) in the production of the conservatory. At the Munich Chamber Opera she sang the part of Elisetta (Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto), Fulvia (Rossini’s La pietra del paragone), Ninetta (Mozart’s La finta semplice) and Marchesa Lucinda (Piccini’s La Cecchina).
Besides, she performed in song recitals and concerts that led her to Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Japan, and France where she appeared in 2005 as a guest singer at the festival Éclat de voix.
In the Czech Republic she also devotes herself to baroque opera, having sung the part of Juno in La Semele by J. A. Hasse in 2016 in a performance given by the Ensemble Damian led by Tomáš Hanzlík. She has collaborated on a long-term basis with Collegium Vocale 1704 led by Václav Luks, Ensemble Inégal with artistic leader Adam Viktora, Ensemble Mathesius and the Hungarian ensemble Aura Musicale.
In the spring of 2007 she performed the title role of the baroque opera by Reinhard Keiser Fredegunda under the direction of Christoph Hammer in Munich and Bayreuth. This part won her several nomination in the category “Emerging Artist of the Year” in a survey held by the critics of the “Opernwelt” (2007). A recording of Fredegunda was published at Naxos in January 2009.
In the season 2021/2021 sung Pavlíková in "Winter in Schwetzingen" where she come back in 2022/2023 as the witches Circe in "Ulysses" (R. Keiser) under the direction of Clemens Flick.
Dora Pavlíková has been awarded several prizes at national and international competitions, such as the first prize at the Dušek Competition for the Interpretation of Mozart’s Works. Besides, she has received scholarships by the International Association of the Wagner Societies and the German Theatre and Orchestra Association.