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Paul's Tom Rakewell: "sung with colossal exuberance"

"The foolhardy Rakewell, sung with colossal exuberance by tenor Appleby, finds everything in his new life amazing" -translated from Place de l'Opera review of De Nationale Opera - Dutch National Opera's The Rake's Progress, full review here. "Vocally the most difficult role to occupy is the anti-hero role of Tom: heavy, versatile and bulky but [...]


Returning to Carnegie Hall in 2018/19

Paul will return to Carnegie Hall in the 2018/19 season, this time in Zankel Hall with pianist Natalia Katyukova on October 26, 2018 (details here).  The recital will feature the world premiere of a work by composer Hannah Lash.  Paul will also sing George Crumb's The Sleeper, Britten's Winter Words and selections from Schubert's Schwanengesang. [...]


DUTCH: Paul on his Tom Rakewell

The Dutch National Opera is presenting Simon McBurney's The Rake's Progress February 1-21, 2018. They interviewed Paul for their magazine (In Dutch). PAUL APPLEBY OVER TOM RAKEWELL: 'IK KEN ZIJN KARAKTER TE GOED' "Over Tom zeg ik altijd grappend: ik ken zijn karakter te goed." De Amerikaanse tenor Paul Appleby speelt Tom Rakewell in The [...]


Paul takes on title role in Candide at Carnegie Hall this April

“Paul Appleby will star in the title role with Erin Morley (who recently appeared in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Met this season) as Cunegonde, Patricia Racette as the Old Lady, William Burden as Governor, and Lithgow as Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss.” -Playbill TEXT FROM PLAYBILL WEBSITE: A host of opera favorites will join Tony winner John […]


Girls of the Golden West Reviews: Paul "delivers in spades"

The reviews are coming in for San Francisco Opera's world premiere of Girls of the Golden West (Adams/Sellars). Paul "[triumphed vocally] and dramatically as Joe Cannon" (Opera West, full review), he was "charming with [] bright, clear voice" (San Francisco Examiner), and "delivers in spades while getting every word across to boot" (Limelight Magazine). *photo [...]