Paul Williamson

Paul Williamson, ténor

Jamaican-born Canadian spinto tenor Paul Williamson has appeared with Opera York (Toronto), singing Manrico in Verdi’s Il trovatore in 2013 and Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in 2014. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall as tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the New York Festival Orchestra in 2013 and again appeared at Carnegie Hall in 2014 as tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.

In 2017, he appeared as Beppe in an independently staged production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. In 2017, he appeared as the Scrivener in Khovanshchina by Mussorgsky with Opera In Concert, and in 2018, he debuted at the Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO) as Rinuccio in their production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Paul performed the role of Aegisth in Richard Strauss opera Elektra with Powerhouse Opera, a small independent opera company in Toronto, in 2022. In 2022, Paul played the role of Charles Thompson, in the opera The Bells of Baddeck, by Dean Burry on a libretto by Lorna MacDonald. In 2023, Paul played the role of Yaakaar in the opera Of the Sea by Ian Cusson, a collaborative production by Tapestry Opera and Obsidian Theatre.

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