Paul Appleby


Paul Appleby Photo credit: Jonathan Tichler

Tenor Paul Appleby is one of the most sought-after voices of his generation. His 2019-20 season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera in Kát'a Kabanová; debuts at Houston Grand Opera in Saul and Teatro Real Madrid in Die Zauberflöte; and his Russian debut in The Rake’s Progress. Concert appearances include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Society. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall in Bernstein’s Songfest and in a solo recital at Zankel Hall, with the LA Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, in recital at Wigmore Hall, and on many international stages with his frequent musical partner Manfred Honeck. Operatic performances have included the title role of Pelléas et Mélisande at the Metropolitan Opera and Dutch National Opera; the world premiere of John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West at San Francisco Opera and, later, with Dutch National Opera; Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the Metropolitan Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Dutch National Opera, and Oper Frankfurt; Handel’s Saul and Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at the Glyndebourne Festival; Die Zauberflöte at San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera; and Offenbach’s The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein at Santa Fe Opera. He is a founding member of the American Modern Opera Company and a graduate of the Met Opera’s Lindemann Program. He holds an artist diploma and master’s from The Juilliard School and bachelor’s degrees in English and Music from the University of Notre Dame.