• 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)


Solo Recital with pianist Kevin Chance – August 2015

This program will include Schumann’s Dichterliebe with pianist Kevin Chance and the Liebeslieder Walzer of Brahms.  Kevin and I will be joined by more remarkable colleagues for the Brahms, Amanda Johnston,...

Richard Burke Memorial Concert – March 2015

Paul joins pianist Cathy Coppola for two songs from Richard’s cycle “The Lost Hours.”

Song Collaborator’s Consortia – March 2015

Paul will join a list of wonderful colleagues at in Canyon, Texas.  He’ll perform works of Adolph Jensen and J.S. Bach.

The Physicists, Gabrielsen – September 2014

Paul will be making a DVD recording of THE PHYSICISTS, a new chamber opera by Dag Gabrielsen based on the 1962 play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, singing the roles of Inspector...

Bach, Helena Symphony – March 2015

Paul is thrilled to appear as the bass soloist in this semi-staged version of Bach’s masterpiece.    

MS State with Linda Lister – March 2014

Recital with soprano Linda Lister and pianist Kevin Chance at Mississippi State University.  Repertoire included duets by Saint-Saens, Poulenc, Bach, and Cole Porter, as well as works by Bowles and...

SUNY Brockport – March 2014

Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone “Paul Houghtaling has personality and a splendid voice.” – The Boston Globe Houghtaling, the director of Opera Theatre at the University of Alabama, has a wide-ranging career...

Eight Songs for a Mad King – November 2013

Eight Songs for a Mad King UA Contemporary Ensemble, Amir Zaheri, Conductor Image shown is Paul Houghtaling as Davies’ Mad King in Boston in a 1988 performance at the New...

LSU with Loraine Sims – October 2013

Recital with Soprano, Loraine Sims Guest artist on LSU faculty recital Program of solo and duet literature including works by Handel, Bach, Guastavino, Bowles, Daugherty and Thomson. With pianists Maria...

Saratoga Arts Fest – June 2013

From Bach to Rock Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre Under the direction of Alexina Jones, Paul Houghtaling and Kevin Chance perform program consisting of Bach’s Cantata 82 “Ich habe genug” in...