(c) Christine Ledroit-Perrin
Paul GAUGLER - Tenor
Paul Gaugler graduated from the National Conservatory in Paris. He is an award-winner of both the Vincenzo Bellini and Armel Opera competitions, allowing him to make his debut as the Duca di Mantova from Rigoletto in Pilsen (Czech Republic) and Szeged (Hungary).
During season 2018-2019, he sang the title-role in Dante by Godard (Saint-Etienne), Victor from Guru by Laurent Petitgirard (Szczecin), Don José from Carmen (Festival de Cluny) and covered the role of Faust from La Damnation de Faust (Glyndebourne Festival).
A Jugendlicher Heldentenor, he sang Der Tenor / Bacchus from Ariadne auf Naxos staged by André Engel (Royaumont), extracts from Siegfried in an adaptation of Wagner's Ring (Reims, Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris), Der Brabantischer Edler from Lohengrin (Montpellier), Der Junger Diener from Elektra (Bordeaux), Don José from Carmen conducted by Gaspard Brécourt (Yaoundé and on tour), Hoffmann from Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Burgundy), Faust from La Damnation de Faust by Berlioz (Imperial Theatre in Compiègne) as well as Gounod’s Faust (extracts in concert at la Seine Musicale in Paris).
He also sang Tamino from Die Zauberflöte (Cannes), Normanno from Lucia di Lammermoor (Bordeaux), Boris from Katja Kabanova (touring production in France, awarded Best Lyrical Production by the Professional Critics Union in 2012), The Teacher from The Cunning Little Vixen (Massy, Besançon, Reims), the tenor soloist in a staged version of Janacek's The Diary of one who disappeared (Île-de-France Festival) and also Octavio from Campra's L'Europe Galante conducted by William Christie (Ambronay, Vichy, Besançon, San Sebastián) and Charles / Selim from Les Sacrifiés, a new piece by Thierry Pécou (Reims, Rouen, Massy).
His concert repertoire includes the Verdi Requiem and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Saint-Etienne Orchestra), L'Enfance du Christ by Berlioz, Threni by Stravinsky under the baton of Sylvain Cambreling (Amphithéâtre Bastille).
During season 2019-2020, he makes his debut as Pollione in Norma (Chisinau, Moldavia), he sings the role of Faust in Gounod's opera (Poznan), Spakos from Cléopâtre (Salle Cortot in Paris), the title-role in Siegfried (Tianjin, China) and The Messenger from The Demon by Rubinstein at the Bordeaux Opera where he will also sing a recital for their midday series.
"Nein, länger trag ich nicht die Qualen"
Max - Der Freischütz - Carl Maria von Weber