Welsh bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones won the Wagner Society Singing Competition in 2013, and has since performed the roles of Wotan/Die Walküre, Dr Schön/Lulu, Scarpia/Tosca, Father/Hansel & Gretel, Ping/Turandot and Marcello/La bohème. Recent career highlights include The Colonel in Brothers, a modern opera by Daniel Bjarnason at Icelandic Opera, The Nose at the Royal Opera House, Macbeth for Northern Ireland Opera, Philip Glass’ The Trial for Scottish Opera, Scarpia/Tosca at Nevill Holt Opera and covering Donner/Das Rheingold and Gunther/Götterdämmerung at Royal Opera House London.
Recent engagements include his debut as Lescaut/Manon Lescaut at Opera Holland Park and covering Donner/Das Rheingold and Gunther/Götterdämmerung at Royal Opera House London.
During a busy 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, which received great critical acclaim.
Future engagements include an extensive tour with Scottish Opera in which he will perform Sacristan and cover Scarpia in their upcoming production of Puccini’s Tosca, and Longborough Festival Opera from 2021-23 where he will perform Der Wanderer/Wotan in performances of Der Ring des Nibelungen.