Christian Campos

Making Progress: Authenticity Through Artifice

The Rake’s Progress is my favorite opera, and Tom Rakewell is my favorite role to perform. So you can understand my confusion when I hear many of my friends, colleagues, and fellow opera-lovers tell me that not only do they not love this opera, but actively DIS-like it. I have put my foot in my [...]


Metropolitan Opera posts early rehearsal pictures of Rake's Progress

Photographer Jonathan Tichler stopped by rehearsal to document the early rehearsal period for The Rake's Progress. In this production (which opens May 1), Paul Appleby stars, opposite Layla Claire, Stephanie Blythe, and Gerald Finley. James Levine conducts. More photos will be posted soon! window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ xfbml : true, version : 'v2.3' }); [...]


Opera Review: Don Giovanni (San Diego Story)

The young American tenor Paul Appleby made his Ottavio unusually sympathetic in his ministrations to Donna Anna, and his bright, well-placed lyric tenor commanded not only his big show-off aria “Il mio tesoro,” but even the slightest scrap of recitative.


South Bend Tribune Feature

Paul Appleby is a patient man. The St. Joseph High School and University of Notre Dame graduate slowly worked to earn a principal role in a major opera. Appleby, who grew up in South Bend, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and music from Notre Dame and a master’s degree from The Juilliard […]