Paula was awarded the Tagor Gold Medal from the Royal College of Music, and was the winner of the Karavoitis Prize in the Les Azureal International Competition. She recently performed Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine for English Touring Opera’s socially distanced Autumn season, and has performed on stages and concert platforms across the UK, the United States and Europe.
Upcoming roles are Tsaritsa of Shemakha Golden Cockerel & Mimi La Bohème with English Touring Opera. Recent roles include Donna Anna with Longborough Festival Opera, Giulietta in Verdi’s Un Giorno di Regno and the title role in Massenet’s Thais with Chelsea Opera Group, Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo for English Touring Opera, and Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide for Iford Arts. Other roles include Tosca Tosca, Mimi La Boheme, Lauretta Gianni Schicchi, Eleonora L’Assedio di Calai, Gilda Rigoletto, Poppea Aggripina, Calisto La Calisto & Eurydice Orphée et Eurydice.
Concert highlights include in Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 7 Antarctica with the Stavanger Symfonikor in Finland & Opera North Orchestra in the UK with Richard Farnes, Mahler 8 with David Hill with Opera North Symphony Orchestra, Mahler 2, Strauss Four Last Songs, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Mass in C, Dvořák Te Deum, and Britten’s War Requiem with the Southampton Philharmonic and London Mozart Players.
Paula was born in Tennessee, and has long since made the UK her home. As well as being a performer on the stage, she recently wrote an opera libretto for a children’s opera to be premiered for ETO this Spring season. She is also a passionate singing teacher who has experience working in the NHS Voice Clinic.