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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)


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

NOA National Conference – Jan 2019

Paul presides over the NOA National Conference as President. He will serve as host of the Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition and interview Harolyn Blackwell, winner of the Lift Every Voice...

Mississippi State Master Class – Oct. 2018

Paul will offer a master class at Mississippi State’s Opera Workshop Program October 26, 2018

NOA West Central Regional Conference – Sept. 2018

Dr. Paul Houghtaling, NOA President, will be the Keynote Speaker at the West Central NOA Regional Conference at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas.

Mississippi Opera-G&S Review – Nov. 2018

Paul is joined by UA colleagues Susan Williams, Alexis Davis-Hazell, and David Tayloe, as well as baritone James Bobick, for a Gilbert & Sullivan review called The Hilarious World of...

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men – Sept. 2018

Paul will join UA colleagues Susan Williams and Alexis Davis-Hazell as well as UA Opera Theatre alum Paul Wolf in scenes from Joseph Landers’ new opera Let Us Now Praise...

Tuscaloosa String Quartet Society – April 2018

Paul will join the Tuscaloosa String Quartet Society in a performance of excerpts from Messiah.  The other soloists are Lydia Beasley, Garrett Torbert, and Glinda Blackshear.