• Opera & Operetta

    Paul Houghtaling has delighted audiences across the United States and Europe with his innate theatricality, commanding presence, and distinctive style.

  • Oratorio & Concert

    With an extensive repertoire of oratorio and concert works, Paul Houghtaling has performed more than 70 Bach Cantatas and all the major works of Bach, including staged performances of the St. Matthew Passion.

  • Contemporary Music

    Paul has recorded for Philip Glass and sung a variety of works by Cage, Davies, and Crumb. He has also premiered works by dozens of composers including Dag Gabrielsen, Andy Vores, and Amir Zaheri.

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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)


Houghtaling and Tayloe – August 2021

Paul will sing a duet recital with his friend and UA colleague, David Tayloe, tenor. Repertoire includes duets by Bach, Purcell, Mozart, Schumann, Britten, and Schmidt. Free admission. Program length...

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...

FLAGS: Summer of 2015, Premiere – Dec. 2020

Paul performs the online premiere of Linda Lister’s song cycle “FLAGS: SUMMER OF 2015.”  With Kevin Chance, pianist, and Christopher Withrow, engineer and technical and visual director. Public domain texts...

University of Delaware, Munoz Voice Studio – Nov. 2020

Paul was invited to join Jess Munoz’s voice studio for a virtual master class, reviewing both recorded performances and live performances.  Thanks for the invitation, Jess!!

CS Music, National Conference – May 2020

Paul joins UA colleagues Susan Williams and Alexis Davis-Hazell in a master class for the Classical Singer National Conference and Expo, an all-virtual event.  “The Undergraduate Audition: What to Sing,...

Master Class, Cleveland Opera Theater – May 2020

Paul offers a virtual Master Class to Cleveland young artists, talking about audition presentation in the virtual format, style, and characterization.