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/Hansel and Gretel.
This summer, Paul joins Longborough Festival Opera’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen as Wotan. 2020/21 will also see him as the title role in the world premiere of Conor Mitchell’s The Musician with the Belfast Ensemble, David in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz at Opera Holland Park, and Alfio/Cavalleria Rusticana with Iford Arts.
Recent house debuts include Ivan Ivanovich/The Nose for the Royal Opera House, at Teatro Comunale Bolzano as Dr Schön/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 world premieres of John Metcalf’s Under Milk Wood, Stephen McNeff’s The Burning Boy 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 work during the current pandemic is generously supported by the Arts Council of Wales.