PAUL O’NEILL

TENOR

Australian tenor Paul O’Neill has forged a compelling international career singing in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe and Australasia. In 2020, he sings Alfredo (La traviata) for Opera Australia, Macduff (Macbeth) and Barney (Summer of the Seventeenth Doll) for State Opera of South Australia, Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Canio (Pagliacci) for West Australian Opera and appears in concert with the Melbourne, Queensland and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.

As an ensemble member of the Berlin Staatsoper, Paul sang many roles including: The Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier, Augustin Moser and Kunz Vogelgesang in Die Meistersinger von Nūrnberg, Hirt and Seeman in Tristan und Isolde, Spoletta in Tosca and Gastone in La traviata.

Engagements since have included Don José (Carmen) and Alfredo for West Australian Opera, Rodolfo (La bohème) and Narraboth (Salome) for Opera Australia, the title role in Faust for Theater Münster, Cavaradossi (Tosca) in both Perth and Magdeburg and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) throughout China. Other roles have included The Duke in Rigoletto with Opera Holland Park, Opera Australia, West Australian Opera and the State Theatres of Karlsruhe and Mainz; Turiddu, Cavaradossi and Carlo VII in Verdi’s Joan of Arc for Theater Bielefeld and Jason in Médée for Theater Bielefeld and the Mainz State Theatre.

He has sung Don José at the Glyndebourne Festival; Laca in Jenůfa and Janáček’s song cycle The Diary of One Who Disappeared for Opéra de Lille; the title role in Faust at Theater Hagen and the Mainz State Theatre; Rodolfo for Halle Opera and West Australian Opera; Elvino (La sonnambula) and Laca with Graz Opera; Radamès in Aida at the St Margarethen Opera Festival; The Prince in Rusalka at the State Theatre of Saarbrücken, and Isepo in La Gioconda in concert at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

Paul O’Neill’s concert repertoire includes Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle and Stabat Mater, Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day and Haydn’s Nelson Mass; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic and the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn; Orff’s Carmina Burana with West Australian Opera; Verdi’s Requiem at the Konzerthaus Berlin and West Australian Symphony Orchestra; and Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Haydn’s Orlando Paladino, both with the Berlin Philharmonic, under Seiji Ozawa and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He has also worked with conductors Daniel Barenboim, Bruno Bartoletti, Andris Nelsons, Stefan Blunier, Neeme Järvi, Steven Sloane, Alexander Soddy, Dirk Kaftan, Omer Meir Wellber, Simone Young and Leo Hussain.

Paul O’Neill earned his Bachelor of Performing Arts at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and was a Young Artist at West Australian Opera. He was awarded Opera Foundation Australia’s Covent Garden National Opera Studio Scholarship and studied at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Barney – Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (2020)
Schoolmaster/Mosquito –  Cunning Little Vixen (2019)

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Who saw Dominic J Walsh - tenor in the role of Nanki Poo in "The Mikado" in November last year?

As part of Opera Queensland's An Aria A Day series, he reprises the aria 'A Wand'ring minstrel I', accompanied by his husband, Dr Edgar Chan, a Clinical Neuro-psychologist with the NHS working on the frontline of the Covid-19 recovery.
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Really enjoyable performance such skill! Thank you, enjoyed both this performance and the one in Adelaide. Thank you so much.

It was a pleasure working with Dominic last year!!! Great fun!

Saw it in the front row with some friends. Loved every second of it.

State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre.

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre. 

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: https://www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

Adelaide Festival Centre

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So happy you’ll be back performing this year. Love to all the SOSA family! xx

So pleased this is able to go ahead! Can’t wait to see it 🙂

Yippee

Booked!!😎

Nick Plus Cindy Liau

Danielle Ruggiero-Prior date night?

Ooooooooh Sophie Felicilicity?

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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass' most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

#stateopera #makehistory #createourfuture #opera

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Fabulous memories. Would do it again in a flash. Einstein was definitely the most challenging mentally and physically.

A rare treat to see these 3 wonderful operas together. My favourite was Akhenaten.

It was an incredible thing to be part of!

A highlight for me! I would do it again if given the chance! My favourite of the three portrait operas!

I have never counted to 8 so many times in my life!!

Unforgettable.

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