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Opera Wire: A Tenor’s Progress – Paul Appleby on Developing His Understanding of Stravinsky’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ & Being Part of Opera’s Future

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. [...]


Tenor Paul Appleby wraps New World’s chamber series in stirring style

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

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 here to read the full interview. *photo credit: Daniel Lin


WQXR: Appleby on Singing in English

"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 [...]


REVIEWS: Appleby's Don Ottavio in the Metropolitan Opera's Don Giovanni

“Paul Appleby’s attractive voice…[gave us] a ‘Dalla sua pace’ graced by dynamic contrasts and an ‘Il mio tesoro’ in which the challenging long run was dispatched in one breath.” -Opera Magazine, December 2016 “Paul Appleby made the hapless role of Don Ottavio a thing of tenorial beauty” -New York Times, October 2016 “The best vocal [...]