Admired for his interpretive depth, vocal strength, and range of expressivity, tenor Paul Appleby is one of the sought-after voices of his generation. A versatile artist, he is equally in demand on the world’s leading concert, recital, and opera stages.
Following a summer season that featured Mr. Appleby in his Festival d’Aix-en-Provence debut in a new production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (as Tom Rakewell) by director Simon McBurney, he creates the role of Joe Cannon in the world premiere of John Adams/Peter Sellars’ Girls of the Golden West at San Francisco Opera. Later in 2017-18, Paul Appleby returns to Dutch National Opera revisiting McBurney’s production of The Rake’s Progress in its Dutch premiere conducted by Ivor Bolton.
The tenor’s dedication to performing in the great concert halls of the world yields collaborations with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Schubert’s Mass in E flat Major, D. 950 and with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in concert performances of Die Zauberflöte and Mozart’s seldom heard Laut verkunde unsre. Paul Appleby joins his frequent musical partner, Manfred Honeck, for performances of Berlioz’s Te Deum with the Pittsburgh Symphony and appears with the Fort Worth Symphony in a presentation of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings.