Paul has written a new English version of the libretto of Offenbach’s last comic opera “Belle Lurette” which is being staged by New Sussex Opera in a production conducted by Toby Purser and directed by David Foster. It will be the first UK performance for 140 years.
Paul will also be playing the role of Malicorne.
The show opens in Lewes Town Hall on November 10 at 7.30.
Later performances are at:
The Old Market, Hove on Sunday November 20 at 3.00 & 7.30.
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Friday November 25 at 7.00.
Bloomsbury Theatre, London on Tuesday December 6 at 7.30.
For more information go to the site of New Sussex Opera:
Paul will be appearing at this year’s Gilbert and Sullivan Festivals in Buxton and Harrogate, playing Sir Joseph Porter in Opera della luna’s production of “HMS Pinafore” and Mr Goldbury in the National G&S Opera Company’s production of “Utopia Limited“. Both productions are directed by Jeff Clarke.
Buxton Opera House
Wed 3 Aug – 2.30pm -HMS Pinafore
Fri 5 Aug – 7.30pm – Utopia Limited
Sat 6 Aug – 2.30pm – Utopia Limited Sat 6 Aug – 7.30pm – HMS Pinafore
Harrogate Royal Hall
Sun 14 Aug – 2.30pm – Utopia Limited Sun 14 Aug – 7.30pm – HMS Pinafore
Wed 17 Aug – 7.30pm – HMS Pinafore
Sat 20 Aug – 2.30pm – HMS Pinafore Sat 20 Aug – 7.30pm – Utopia Limited
English Pocket Opera Company were back in 28 Barnet schools in January & February 2020 with their new interactive workshop. This was in preparation for their upcoming concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 30 April with Barnet schools choirs and orchestras. Along with Paul were EPOC director Mark Tinkler and sopranos Pamela Hay and Danae Eleni.
As Menelaus with Charles Johnston (Agamemnon) & Rob Gildon (Calchas)
Paul is playing Menelaus in the New Sussex Opera & Opera della luna co-production of Offenbach’s “La Belle Hélène“. Directed by Jeff Clarke and conducted by Toby Purser, the fabulous cast comprises Hannah Pedley (Helene), Anthony Flaum (Paris), Charles Johnston (Agamemnon), Rob Gildon (Calchas), Catherine Backhouse (Orestes) & Jennifer Clark (Bacchis) with the New Sussex Opera Chorus.
Paul will be singing Don José in an arena sized performance of “Carmen” with English Pocket Opera Company in association with United Learning Schools and the Royal Opera House at the Olympic Games’ Copperbox Arena in Stratford, London on Wed 26 June.
This is the latest of EPOC’s Singfest performances with choirs from United Learning schools from all over England, and an orchestra made up of players from London’s top orchestras.
The production will be an hour long performance of extracts from Bizet’s opera, conducted by Kelvin Lim and directed by Mark Tinkler with Hannah Pedley as Carmen, Pamela Hay as Micaela and Pauls Putnins as Escamillo.