Pravtchev was born in Sofia.
In 1981, he finishes his studies at the Acadamy of Music in Sofiawith Prof. Irena Brambarova.
In the same year, he wins the International singing competition in Sofia. Following, he received a two years scholarship at La Scala.
During that time, he sang several performances in Italy.
In 1983, he made his debut as Nemorino at the National Opera in Sofia.
In 1984, he is hired in Germany, first at the
Stadttheater in Braunschweig, then in 1989 at the Staatsoper in Hannover.
In 1988, he wins the singing competition Belvedere in Vienna.
In Germany, he makes guest appearances at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Staatsoper in Hamburg, Nationaltheater in Munich,Stuttgart and Essen.
He further sang in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium.
His repertory includes:
Pinkerton, Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Hoffmann, Sinowij (Lady Macbeth von Mzensk),
Tambourmajor, Italian singer, José,
Lensky, Nemorino, Radames, Laca, Ismael,
Turiddu, Rodolfo (Luisa Miller), Grosspriester (Idomeneo), Alfredo, Dimitri, Carlo,
Tamino, Macduff, Enzo, Cassio, Rodolfo, Riccardo, Cavaradossi, Ernani, Calaf,
Erik, Walther (Tannhäuser), ...