• 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)


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...

Capstone Song Initiative – April 2016

Under the direction of David Tayloe, this new annual event at Alabama will showcase new American songs by both established and emerging composers.  Paul will sing the premiere of a...

NOA – January 2016

Paul participates in the annual national conference of the National Opera Association.  This year’s event is at the beautiful Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.  Paul is VP of Regions...

Hunter College – November 2015

Paul returns to his Alma Mater to join pianist Catherine Coppola for a performance of Schumann’s Dichterliebe and the world premiere of Richard’s Burke’s The Lost Hours, a song cycle based...

Bucknell University – November 2015

Paul will visit Bucknell University on November 16, 2015 for master classes and a recital.  Times, locations, and repertoire TBA. Hosted by Emily Martin-Moberley, Paul will be joined by pianist...