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Notre Dame Magazine Feature

So here is Appleby, the prodigy groomed for the grand stage, the face of the Metropolitan Opera, still very much the kid howling his voice raw in some derelict South Bend dive. And he is so unassuming that one could be tempted to dismiss his meteoric rise as a product of luck.


Opera News: Recital Review with Ken Noda & Brian Zeger

Paul Appleby has all the components of an accomplished recitalist. His tenor is limpid and focused, but with a range of color unusual in an instrument so essentially lyric: it's a sound that can give pleasure over a recital's two-hour span. His singing is scrupulous and musical; the voice moves fluidly and accurately. Moreover, as [...]


Opera Review: Nico Muhly’s "Two Boys"

And in opera, Mr. Muhly has already found a likely muse: the 30-year-old tenor Paul Appleby. He not only looked and acted half his age as the troubled Brian; he also sang his online duets with the vigor and commitment most singers reserve for Britten or Wagner. – James Jorden, New York Observer


Interview with Opera Lively with Susan Graham and Paul

Paul Appleby, first of all, I’ve told him that I would be happy if I could just hear him sing French all day long, every day. His voice was made to sing lyrical French music. That’s not to say he doesn’t sing everything else beautifully, he does, but I just love hearing him sing French. […]


Opera Review: Dialogues des Carmélites (NY Times)

Blanche, spirited and curious by nature, enters the convent to take refuge, although her loving brother, the Chevalier de la Force (the appealing young tenor Paul Appleby), has it right when he tells her that she became a nun to conquer her “fear of fear.”