Admired for his interpretive depth, vocal strength, and range of expressivity, Paul Appleby is one of the most sought-after voices of his generation. The tenor’s dedication to performing in the great concert halls of the world yields collaborations in the 2018–19 season with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and John Butt and the Dunedin Consort at the Edinburgh International Festival. Operatic performances feature prominently in the second half of the season, with Mr. Appleby singing the roles of Pelléas in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at The Metropolitan Opera and the Dutch National Opera, Joe Cannon in John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West at the Dutch National Opera, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at The Metropolitan Opera, and the title role in Bernstein’s Candide at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
Mr. Appleby’s discography features projects for Delos, Virgin Classics, Opus Arte, EMI’s Juilliard Sessions, and Nonesuch, including a live recording of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys (Nonesuch), DVDs of Glyndebourne’s acclaimed presentations of Handel’s Saul and Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict (Opus Arte), and Dear Theo, the first album dedicated solely to works by American composer Ben Moore (Delos).
Paul Appleby is a founding core member of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and a graduate of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. A recipient of an artist diploma in opera studies from The Juilliard School, Mr. Appleby also earned a master’s degree from Juilliard and a bachelor’s degree in English literature and music from the University of Notre Dame.