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Paul Appleby

Paul Appleby

Admired for his interpretive depth, vocal strength, and range of expressivity, Paul Appleby’s calendar of the 2022-23 season includes the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra by John Adams at San Francisco Opera, Bernstein’s Candide for the Opéra de Lyon, and Girls of the Golden West with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of the composer, John Adams.  The tenor’s international concert diary includes Bach’s Matthäus-Passion both with the New York Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Zweden as well as performances in Chicago with Music of the Baroque and Dame Jane Glover and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the Met Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.


Highlights of recent seasons include performances with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and with David Zinman and the Bamberger Symphoniker.  Operatic engagements have seen him with François-Xavier Roth and Oper Köln, Philippe Jordan and the Opéra national de Paris, with Ivor Bolton at Glyndebourne, and with Stéphane Denève at Dutch National Opera.


A graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera, his many performances with his ‘home company’ include Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg led by Sir Antonio Pappano, Rodelinda conducted by Harry Bicket, Pelléas et Mélisande with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and The Rake’s Progress under the baton of James Levine.