Paul O’Neill



"Paul O'Neill's Don José...a threatening yet commanding performance." 
Laura Biemmi, Limelight Magazine 25/7/18

Australian tenor Paul O’Neill has, over the past decade, forged a compelling international career in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe and Australasia.

Most recently, he sang Don José (Carmen) and Alfredo (La traviata) for West Australian Opera, Rodolfo (La bohème) and Narraboth (Salome) for Opera Australia, the title role in Faust for Theater Münster, Cavaradossi (Tosca) in both Perth and Magdeburg and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) throughout China,   Future engagements Sweeney Todd and Macbeth for West Australian Opera, The Cunning Little Vixen for State Opera of SA and major concert appearances with the West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

Other roles have included: The Duke in Rigoletto with Opera Holland Park, Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Staatstheater Mainz; Turridu in Cavalleria rusticana, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Carlo VII in Giovanna d´Arco for Theater Bielefeld; Jason in Médée for Theater Bielefeld and Staatstheater Mainz and The Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier for Berlin Staatsoper.

He sang Don José at the Glyndebourne Festival; Laca in Jenufa and The Diary of One Who Disappeared for Opéra de Lille; the title role in Faust at Theater Hagen and Staatstheater Mainz; Rodolfo for Oper Halle and West Australian Opera; Elvino in La sonnambula and Laca with Oper Graz; Radames in Aida at the Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen; The Prince in Rusalka at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken and Isepo in La Gioconda in concert at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Paul’s concert repertoire includes: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater; Handel’s Ode on Saint Cecilia’s Day and Haydn’s Nelson Mass; Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Deutsche Staatsphilhaminoie Rheinland-Pfalz and Beethoven Orchester Bonn; Orff's Carmina Burana with the West Australian Opera; Verdi’s Requiem at the Konzerthaus Berlin, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Haydn’s Orlando Paladino (both with the Berlin Philharmonic) under Seiji Ozawa and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.  He has also worked with conductors Daniel Barenboim, Bruno Bartoletti, Andris Nelsons, Stefan Blunier, Neeme Järvi, Steven Sloane, Alexander Soddy, Dirk Kaftan, Omer Meir Wellber and Leo Hussain.

Paul earned his Bachelor of Performing Arts at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and was a Young Artist at West Australian Opera. He was awarded Opera Foundation Australia’s Covent Garden National Opera Studio Scholarship and studied at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill.He was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Awards, the Australian Singing Competition's Opera Awards and the MathyAwards.

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