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"Paul Houghtaling has personality and a splendid voice." (The Boston Globe)
“Paul Houghtaling revealed a striking and flexible baritone.” (Opera News)

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New Operas, New Songs

“The musical performance was expertly rendered … through it all singing forcefully, in eerie falsetto highs and chesty baritonal lows. The Davies sent you home stunned.” (The Boston Globe)


Master of Physical Comedy

"Paul Houghtaling who makes a hilarious entrance, twirling his umbrella like a drum major. Houghtaling is a short, wiry stage presence--he moves like a cat, and he's a consummate showman.'" (Nashville Scene)


Bach, Handel, Mozart

"Paul Houghtaling supported his strong bass-baritone with an appealing interpretive sensibility." (The New York Times)


NOA – Houston – 2023

Paul will once again preside over the annual Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition, along with colleague Jen Stephenson. In addition, he will appear on a panel discussing fiscal development and stewardship...

Opera Mississippi – Broadway Gala – September 2022

Paul will appear with Opera Mississippi on the event entitled Spectacular, Spectacular: A Broadway Gala Concert! Watch this space for more details.

Opera Las Vegas, Tosca – June 2022

Paul sings another Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca, this time in Las Vegas.

Mobile Opera, Tosca – March 2022

Paul appears as Angelotti in Tosca, his third production with Mobile Opera. He also serves as stage director.

Houghtaling and Tayloe – Aug. – Oct., 2021

Paul will sing a duet recital with his friends and UA colleagues, David Tayloe, tenor, and Kevin Chance, pianist. Repertoire includes duets by Bach, Purcell, Mozart, Schumann, Britten, and Schmidt....

Pelleas and Melisande – April 2021

Arkel and Pelleas and Melisande, Debussy, with Rick Masters and Ariana Wyatt.

Classical Singer Convention – May 2021

Paul and Susan Williams give a master class on the 2021 Classical Singer National Convention.

Druid City Opera Workshop – May 2021

Paul produces and teaches on the all-virtual 2021 Druid City Opera Workshop.

Mark Adamo’s Avow – March 2021

Paul reprised the role of the Ghost in Mark Adamo’s micro-opera AVOW with the UA Opera Theatre, a role he first sang in 2017. Directed by Bonita Bunt and Conducted...

NOA, Collegiate Opera Scenes – Jan. 2021

Paul hosts the annual Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition (COSC) on the NOA Virtual Conference 2021.  He has been involved with this unique competition for over 10 years.  Register for the...