• 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)


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.

Druid City Opera Workshop – May 2018

The acclaimed Druid City Opera Workshop returns May 16-24. Classes and events in Moody Music building and the final performance is May 24 in Bryant-Jordan Hall. Paul is the founder...

LaGrange Symphony – March 2018

Soloist, Mozart Requiem LaGrange Symphony Orchestra with colleagues:  Richard Prior, conductor;  Maryann Kyle, soprano; Beth Everett, mezzo-soprano

NOA – New Orleans – January 2018

Opera’s Tradition and Rebirth: New Orleans 1796-2018 Laissez les bons temps roulez! Paul becomes President of NOA at this convention, and he’ll once again host the annual Collegiate Opera Scenes...

Pirates – Mississippi Opera – November 2017

Paul will reprise his acclaimed Major General in The Pirates of Penzance in Duling Hall, Jackson, Mississippi.