Winner of the 2013 Wagner Society Singing Competition, Welsh-Irish bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones has performed extensively in heldenbariton roles such as Wotan/Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, Kurwenal/Tristan und Isolde, Dr Schön/Lulu, and Father/ Hänsel und Gretel.
Recent house debuts include Ivan Ivanovich/The Nose for the Royal Opera House, at Teatro Comunale Bolzano as Dr Schön, Jack the Ripper/Lulu, Gothenburg Opera as Wotan/Die Walküre, Icelandic Opera as The Colonel in Daniel Bjarnason’s Brothers, and Opera Holland Park as Lescaut in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.
Other recent highlights include the title role in the Chinese premiere of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in Beijing and Shanghai, the Scottish premiere of Philip Glass’ The Trial, the world premieres of John Metcalf’s Under Milk Wood, Stephen McNeff’s The Burning Boy, Conor Mitchell’s The Musician, and Stuart MacRae’s Prometheus Symphony, and covering the roles of Wotan / Der Wanderer in the 2018 Ring cycle at the Royal Opera House.
His critically acclaimed first book Giving It Away – Classical Music in Lockdown and other fairytales was published in October 2020 and is on sale from online booksellers worldwide. His work during the recent pandemic has been generously supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Royal Society of Musicians.