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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]