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Paul Whelan

Bass-Baritone

Background: Born, NZ. Winner: Lieder Prize, 1993 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition

OA repertoire: Demetrius: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, title roles: Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Olivier: Capriccio, Count: Le nozze di Figaro, Ramfis: Aida

Other Companies: Seneca: L’incoronazione di Poppea (Opéra de Lille, Opéra Dijon); Claggart: Billy Budd, Alidoro: La Cenerentola (Glyndebourne); Collinatus: Rape of Lucretia (Norske Opera); Shaklovity: Khovanshchina, Raimondo: Lucia di Lammermoor, Theseus: Dream, Schaunard: Leoncavallo’s La bohème, Christus: St John Passion (ENO); Harry Joy: Bliss (Hamburg Staatsoper); Figaro: Le nozze di Figaro (Scottish Opera); Argante: Rinaldo (Bayerische Staatsoper), Four Villains: Tales of Hoffmann (Canterbury Opera). Concerts include Wotan: Das Rheingold (Auckland Philharmonia); Duke Bluebeard: Bluebeard’s Castle (NZ Opera); Verdi Requiem (Budapest Symphony); Rossini Stabat Mater (NZSO); Mephistopheles: Damnation de Faust (Leeds, Brighton Festivals); Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death (Madrid Philharmonic); Mozart Requiem (SSO, WASO, Rome); Gurrelieder (Bolshoi); Saul: Saul (RIAS Berlin). Recitals in UK, Perth Festival and Châtelet

Recordings/Videos: include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Philips)