• 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 Southeastern Regional Conference – September 2017

Paul will be a featured presenter, moderator, and performer on this first-ever NOA SE Regional Conference.                            ...

UNLV Residency – October 2017

Paul will be a guest Artist-in-Residence at the UNLV School of Music and Opera Theater program teaching master classes and Opera Workshop classes.

Avow by Mark Adamo – September 2017

Paul appears with the UA Opera Theatre as the Ghost in Mark Adamo’s one-act opera Avow, written in 1999 as a sequel to Samuel Barber’s beloved A Hand of Bridge. ...

Noche de Bel Canto con Paul Houghtaling – August 2017

Paul will sing a concert including opera and song literature.  Joined by pianist Kevin Chance, this evening in Mexico City will include works by Donizetti, Mozart, Kern, Gershwin, and Handel. 

École d’été de chant choral – June 2017

Hosted by renowned choral conductor and composer Robert Ingari, Paul and pianist Kevin Chance will present a recital of American and Canadian song as guest artists on the 2017 École...

Delta State – February 2017

Dr. Houghtaling is looking forward to giving a series of master classes and opera workshop sessions at Delta State University, February 17-18, 2017.

Capstone Song Initiative – January 2018

On this year’s Capstone Song Initiative, Paul will sing the world premiere of two more songs from Linda Lister’s Flags: Summer of 2015, a new cycle of songs written for...

NOA in Santa Barbara – January 2017

  This year’s NOA (National Opera Association) National Convention will be in Santa Barbara, California at the beautiful Fess Parker Hotel. Paul is President-Elect of NOA and will preside over...

University of Southern Mississippi Pedagogy of Style Conference – April 2017

Conceived and hosted by Dr. Maryann Kyle, this event will bring to life aspects of Dr. Kyle’s upcoming book on The Pedagogy of Style. Paul will teach classes on the...

Mississippi Voice Symposium and Institute – January 2017

Sponsored by the Voice Area of Mississippi State University, whose distinguished faculty include Jeanette Fontaine, Matt Daniels, and Ryan Landis. Paul will teach classes on various topics and perform on...