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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)


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...

Mississippi Opera-The Mikado-Nov. 2016

Paul returns to one of the great roles of his career, the beloved Ko-Ko. Watch for more details of this Mississippi Opera production to be performed in Jackson, Mississippi in...

SEC Faculty Quartet – March 2016

Paul is joined by colleagues from Alabama, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss for a reprise of the Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer along with Zachary Wadsworth’s Walzer einer neuen Liebe (“Waltzes of a...

Opera Birmingham-Elixir-March 2017

Paul makes his Opera Birmingham debut as Dulcamara in L’elisir d’Amore in March 2017. Performances are Friday, March 24 and Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Holy Cross – March 2016

Paul will sing a recital at his Alma Mater on Monday evening, March 14 in Brooks Concert Hall. Joined by pianist Kevin Chance, the repertoire will be Bach’s “Schlummert ein”...

Vann Vocal – February 2016

Paul joins David Cangelosi and other fantastic artists for the opening concert of the 2016 Vann Vocal Institute in works of Mozart, Rodgers & Hammerstein and others. 

Messiah – December 2015

Paul is happy to be singing his first Messiah in over a decade with the Blacksburg Master Chorale under Maestro Dwight Bigler.  An additional performance is on Friday, December 11...