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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)


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.

Bach Cantata 4, University Singers – Feb. 2020

Paul will be the bass soloist in Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden with the UA University Singers conducted by Dong-kyu Lee. Other soloists include the UA Voice Faculty Quartet, Susan...

Vann Vocal Celebrity Recital – March 2020

Paul will be a guest artist on the 2020 Vann Vocal Institute Celebrity Recital singing “Ombra ma fu” from Handel’s Serse. Featured artists include David Cangelosi, Richard Troxell, Sam Handley,...

Remove Shoes Before Entering – Feb. 2020

Paul performs the role of the professor, Professor Henry, in the world premiere of Michael Ching’s “RSBE: Remove Shoes Before Entering” with the UA Opera Theatre. Music and Lyrics by...

UA Voice Faculty Quartet – Feb. 2020

Paul sings vocal chamber music of Schubert, Schumann, Lehmann, and Stanford with his UA colleagues Susan Williams, soprano; Alexis Davis-Hazell, mezzo-soprano; David Tayloe, tenor; and Kevin Chance, piano.

NOA National Conference – Jan. 2020

Paul finishes his two years as President of the National Opera Association (NOA). Highlights of the national conference include the popular Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition with Paul as MC.

Shattering the Glass, Opera Mississippi – Nov. 2019

Paul stars in and directs “Shattering the Glass: Power Hits of Opera and Musicals” for Opera Mississippi. With Susan Williams, soprano; Alexis Davis-Hazell, mezzo-soprano; Peter Lake, tenor; and Kevin Chance,...