Winner of the 2013 Wagner Society Singing Competition, Welsh bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones has since performed extensively the Heldenbaritone roles such Wotan in Die Walküre, Dr Schön in Berg’s Lulu, and Father in Hansel and Gretel.
From summer 2021, Paul will join the new production of a complete Der Ring des Nibelungen as Wotan at the Longborough Festival Opera. Season 2020/2021 will see him as The Narrator in Connor Mitchell’s latest opera The Musician with the Belfast Ensemble, David in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz at Opera Holland Park, and Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana with Iford Arts.
Previous highlights include an extensive tour with Scottish Opera performing Sacristan and covering Scarpia in Tosca, stepping in at Göteborg Opera as Wotan in Die Walküre, and returning to Icelandic Opera in the role of Marchese d'Obigny in La Traviata. In season 2018/2019, Paul covered Donner in Das Rheingold and Gunther in Götterdämmerung at the Royal Opera House, London in the staging of the complete Der Ring des Nibelungen, and during summer 2019, Paul also performed in several performances of Jonathan Dove’s reworking of Das Rheingold at the Grimeborn Festival, singing the role of Wotan.
Other highlights have seen Paul in The Nose at the Royal Opera House, Macbeth for Northern Ireland Opera, Philip Glass’ The Trial for Scottish Opera, and Scarpia in Tosca at Nevill Holt Opera.