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Paul Appleby

About this Artist

Admired for his interpretive depth, vocal strength, and range of expressivity, Paul Appleby (“Joe Cannon”) has a season calendar in 2022/23 that includes the world premiere of John Adams’ Antony and Cleopatra at San Francisco Opera and Bernstein’s Candide for the Opéra de Lyon. The tenor’s international concert diary includes Bach’s St. Matthew Passion both with the New York Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic, conducted by Jaap van Zweden, as well as with Jane Glover on the podium for Music of the Baroque; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Marin Alsop leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the Met Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.

Highlights of recent seasons include concerts 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 include performances with François-Xavier Roth and Oper Köln, Philippe Jordan and Opéra National de Paris, Ivor Bolton at Glyndebourne, and Stéphane Denève at Dutch National Opera.

A dynamic international opera schedule has seen the American tenor in the world premiere of John Adams and Peter Sellars’ Girls of the Golden West at San Francisco Opera and later in its first revival, at Dutch National Opera; in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Oper Frankfurt, Metropolitan Opera, and at Dutch National Opera; in new productions of Handel’s Saul, directed by Barrie Kosky at the Glyndebourne Festival and Houston Grand Opera; and in Die Zauberflöte at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Real, San Francisco Opera, and Washington National Opera.

As 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.