Bass-baritone Paul Houghtaling has enjoyed success in a variety of stage roles, as well as concert repertoire ranging from works of Bach and Handel to Cage and Crumb, and has delighted audiences across the United States and Europe with his innate theatricality, commanding presence, and distinctive style.
Career highlights include European tours as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Teatro Lirico d’Europa (“…an extraordinary Papageno of comic sensitivity, naivete and tenderness, served by a superb voice and a remarkable physical agility.” Salon de Provence); a debut with the Bard Music Festival and the American Symphony Orchestra in Haydn’s L’Infedeltá Delusa (“…revealed a striking and flexible baritone.” Opera News); Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King with ALEA III in Boston (“…singing forcefully, in eerie falsetto highs and chesty baritonal lows … the Davies sent you home stunned.” The Boston Globe); and others.
Stage director and choreographer Paul Houghtaling has helmed productions in a wide variety of repertoire throughout the United States. Shows ranging from baroque operas to modern American works to Broadway reviews have been met with acclaim with companies including Opera Mississippi, Mobile Opera, Red River Lyric Opera, Opera on the James, Anchorage Opera, and others.
To learn more, please visit Paul’s Stage Directing website.
Paul in a scene from Dag Gabrielsen’s opera The Physicists
Paul singing Can’t Stop Singing by Jerome Kern