Repertoire

La Boheme Shanghai Opera

L-R: Dr. David W. Scott, professor of music and opera conductor at CSU Northridge; tenor Bill Traboule; concertmaster for the Shanghai Opera; and baritone Michael Paul after a performance of La Bohème in China.

One-Man Shows

Michael Paul’s outstanding one-man programs are both educational and inspirational, and have been performed at a variety of venues, including concert halls, schools and churches. The shows include narratives and traditional spiritual songs.

WRITER WORK ROLE
Gordon Hunt & M.P. Smith A TRIBUTE TO PAUL ROBESON Spoken Word and Baritone Solo
M.P. Smith I HAVE A DREAM Spoken Word and Baritone Solo

Selected Contemporary Performances

Michael Paul has performed bass-baritone roles in contemporary works by Gershwin, Robinson, and Paxton and Aarons, among others.

COMPOSER WORK ROLE
Bizet CARMEN Escamillo
Gershwin PORGY AND BESS Porgy, Crown
Menotti AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS Page, Balthazar, Melchior
Paxton-Aarons MONTICELLO James Hemings
Robinson BALLAD FOR AMERICANS Baritone Solo

Selected Classical Performances

Michael has covered a wide range of roles in the standard repertoire by Beethoven, Mozart, Puccini, and Verdi, to name a few.

COMPOSER WORK ROLE
Beethoven SYMPHONY NO. 9 Bass Solo
Fauré REQUIEM Baritone Solo
Handel MESSIAH Bass Solo
Haydn THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST Baritone Solo
Leoncavallo PAGLIACCI Tonio
Mozart MAGIC FLUTE Papageno
Mozart REQUIEM Baritone Solo
Puccini LA BOHÈME Schunard
Puccini MADAMA BUTTERFLY Sharpless
Verdi AIDA Amonasro