Paul Speiser, voice
Paul Speiser, baritone, has appeared as Pandolfe in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Schlendrian in J. S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Sam in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, and a staged version of Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch at New York University. Other favorite performances include William in The Fall of the House of Usher by Philip Glass and Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. He has been a member of the Carmel Bach Festival Chorale since 2007, and recently appeared as a soloist with Luminous Voices, Calgary’s professional choir, on a program of sacred Ukrainian choral concertos. Paul earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and music education from Lawrence University, a Master of Music degree in voice pedagogy and performance from Westminster Choir College, and is a candidate for a Ph.D. from New York University, where, as an adjunct faculty member, he teaches voice and conducts the Vocal Performance Chorale.