Opus Arte has just released Béatrice et Bénédict from Glyndebourne's 2016 production with Paul in the title role of Bénédict. It is available now at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden opera show, check it out!
Appleby, who had sung the role previously, most notably at The Metropolitan Opera, and who is one the world’s leading interpreters of 20th-century opera repertoire, provided a convincing performance. He managed to convey Tom’s eagerness to master the newly discovered world of pleasure and vice, his pervasive cluelessness, and gradual slip into insanity. His lyric [...]
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.