• 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)


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,...

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men – Oct. 2019

Paul sings  the role of Mr. Murphee in the world premiere of “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” by Joseph Landers.  This is a collaboration with the UA Opera Theatre...

Druid City Opera Workshop – May 2019

10th edition of the Druid City Opera Workshop May 22-30, 2019 Master classes, lectures on the business of singing, host and director. Final performance is Thursday night, May 30, 7:00...

Capstone Song Initiative, Libby Larsen – April 2019

Songs of Libby Larsen, with the composer in residence. Capstone Song Initiative, David Tayloe, Director

Jones County Junior College Recital – March 2019

Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone Kevin Chance, piano A Program of American Song