The Longborough Ring Cycle
"Paul Carey Jones, bursting and rigid with cold self-regard, vocally magisterial as Wotan, a Wagner prize winner in 2013. Look out for his forthcoming Wotan at Longborough." - The Observer
"The next big thing in British Wotans"
- Wagner News
Photo: Jorge Lizalde
Die Walküre at Longborough:
"...biting clarity and acting chops... This was singing of the highest quality... a spellbinding piece of storytelling. The Welsh bass-baritone made clear at every turn that this is Wotan’s tragedy above all: a tale of sacrifice born of hubris." - Bachtrack
"A stellar cast... Paul Carey Jones sang a Wotan whose flawed character was as evident as his manipulative hold... vulnerability and power" - The Guardian
"A powerful electricity runs through the evening... Paul Carey Jones is a deeply multi-faceted Wotan" - Music OMH
"With a sound beefy enough to feel perfectly secure, his intelligent focus on the contradictions held the attention fast."
- Opera magazine
"...brilliant psychological acting and splendid singing - one of the most thrilling I have ever encountered"
- Hugh Canning, Opera
"A Scarpia for our times" - Mark Ronan
Paul Carey Jones returns in Oliver Mears' award-winning Tosca
Picture by Robert Workman
Die Walküre - Longborough Festival Opera
"This was singing of the highest quality... a spellbinding piece of storytelling" - Bachtrack
"With a sound beefy enough to feel perfectly secure, his intelligent focus on the contradictions implicit in Wotan's character held the attention fast. " - Opera
"Paul Carey Jones is a deeply multi-faceted Wotan who, with his smooth and secure bass-baritone, can reveal real anger but also the sense of world-weariness that runs through the chief god during the opera" - Music OMH
Das Rheingold - Grimeborn Festival
"Paul Carey Jones’s Wotan is even grander, a huge voice and a commanding, wily presence" - Classical Source
"A masterclass in characterisation... Carey Jones' powerful, grand-operatic voice was everything the role requires" - Bachtrack
L'amico Fritz - Opera Holland Park
"Paul Carey Jones sings with such firm, Italianate tone and seamless phrasing that I would like to hear him as Verdi's Iago or Falstaff, as much as the big Wagner roles he now sings."
- The Sunday Times
"Paul Carey Jones is simply a class act" - Music OMH
Tosca - Northern Ireland Opera
"This was one of those Toscas in which the villain stole the show. Paul Carey Jones' assumption of the evil Baron Scarpia was reserved rather than overt in the sense of threat he generated. Jones portrayed a man absolutely sure of his use and abuse of power, impervious to the views of the lesser mortals he saw himself manipulating. And his singing was equally sure and communicative, every word conveyed with absolute and often chilling conviction." - The Irish Times
Welsh-Irish heldenbaritone Paul Carey Jones has performed principal roles for opera companies across Europe, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, Opera Holland Park, Wexford Festival Opera, The Icelandic Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Teatro Comunale Bolzano.
Picture by Kirsten McTernan
Paul Carey Jones is represented for singing work worldwide by CLB Management.
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