For audiences in Europe, you can stream Paul's July 11 performance of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress at the Festival d'Aix-en-provence on July 11 at 10pm CET. Please, visit the festival's page for full cast and creative.
"The tenor Paul Appleby (who has also sung the role at the Metropolitan Opera) embodied Tom [Rakewell]’s eagerness and his blankness, singing with a sweet lyric tenor that easily projected in the large, mostly outdoor theater." -New York Times, review of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence's The Rake's Progress, full review here.
OperaWire spoke to Paul ahead of his Festival d'Aix-en-Provence debut (July 5-18) in his signature role, Tom Rakewell, in a new production of The Rake's Progress directed by Simon McBurney. Here's a snippet: “I relate to Tom too well. It’s important to see him as universally as possible,” Appleby told OperaWire in a recent interview. [...]
Great review of Paul's performance with the New World Symphony! "With his first words, “The day’s grown old,” Appleby sang with a burnished, incisive tone and an emotional intimacy that easily penetrated the sound of strings and horn. Although he generally reined in his volume to match the mid-sized venue of New World Center, he [...]
Paul interviews acclaimed composer Harold Meltzer, who celebrates his 50th birthday with a program of major recent chamber works at National Sawdust, in a concert curated by Chris Grymes and featuring performances by Abby Fischer, Miranda Cuckson, the Boston Chamber Music Society, and more...click here to read the full interview. *photo credit: Daniel Lin
Hot off the press: Paul will make his Opéra national de Paris DEBUT this FRIDAY, March 24 as he steps in to sing the title male role of Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict. He will sing opposite Stéphanie d'Oustrac's Béatrice with Music Director Philippe Jordan conducting! Full cast and creative details listed here.
"I have been following, and admiring, the work of American tenor Paul Appleby since he was a student at Juilliard. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut at age 27 in 2011 as Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos and has sung roles there in French, German and Italian. His usage in these languages is excellent, but [...]
JUST IN TODAY: San Francisco Opera has announced their 2017-18 season which includes the WORLD PREMIERE of John Adams' opera GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST (libretto by Peter Sellars)!! From their press release: "Tenor Paul Appleby, who last appeared with the Company as Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute in 2015, returns to sing the [...]
Paul made his debut with the Dutch National Opera last night (show runs until the 26th) in the role of Belmonte in their production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Paul continues to get rave reviews for this role. Paul "as Belmonte...sounded young and lyrical and sang with the agility that you hope to hear [...]