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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Audiences are raving about State Opera's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Have you booked to see the barber? ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations...what a fantastic response from the audience ...they were on fire.!

This was an absolutely amazing production! The cast performed with absolute abandon. Hysterical, dark and edgey with belly laughs to boot! When you take the stage away from extremely talented performers for too long, this is what happens! Finally they have been let out of their cage after more than 12 months and set free to play! Euphoric! As an audience member I was transported into their world! A memorable night in the theatre filled with thespians who have been starved of performing and boy did they feast on the energetic audience! A must see for anyone.

Pie Contest! The legendary Maggie Beer has created an exclusive pork, apple and blood sausage pie for the launch of Sweeney Todd. To get your hands on one of these mouth-watering delights, let us know how far you would go (within the law of course) for a Maggie Beer pie.

T&Cs. The top 10 answers across Facebook and Instagram, as judged by State Opera, will be announced by 6pm, 6 May and winners will be notified via private message. For winners within the Adelaide metro area, pies can be delivered on 7 May, otherwise pickup will be arranged.

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Pie Contest! The legendary Maggie Beer has created an exclusive pork, apple and blood sausage pie for the launch of Sweeney Todd. To get your hands on one of these mouth-watering delights, let us know how far you would go (within the law of course) for a Maggie Beer pie.

T&Cs. The top 10 answers across Facebook and Instagram, as judged by State Opera, will be announced by 6pm, 6 May and winners will be notified via private message. For winners within the Adelaide metro area, pies can be delivered on 7 May, otherwise pickup will be arranged.

📷 Martin Philbey

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I live in the Southern Suburbs but I would crawl on my hands and knees over rugged terrain and through dangerous bushland all the way to the beautiful Barossa Valley just to even smell the scent of a delicious Maggie Beer pie! 🥧

Would I go so far as to sell my first born???? Nicola Probably?!! 🤔👀😋🤣 Or possibly our 2nd born.... Louis??!!! ❤️ Such delicious pies!!!!!! Yes I would! ps see you on the 11th.. Can. Not. Wait!!!! !

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Who wouldn't love one of these Maggie Beer pies specially created for State Opera's upcoming smash hit of SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. Her Majesty's Theatre Adelaide see you all there for 🎼MORE HOT PIES! Tickets @ Bass MAY 8th to May 15th

I have sailed the world beheld its wonders. From my home in London, to the streets of Radalaide. But there’s no pies like MAGGIE’S... I am home again. ❤️🥧

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How wonderful! Would've loved to have seen/heard it!

I love flash mobs, would love to be around when one performed!

Sensational! Best of luck for an awesome season

Fantastic! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Great to see the family well represented😃🥰

Issy Darwent

Ha! Great stuff!!

Wish one day to witness it ...while I’m out there...must be awesome!

Wow 😯 wish I was there!

Wow,wish we knew of this absolutely beautiful performance today 👏

André Agnew 😃

That is so powerful

Francis Nicholls 🙂

Brilliant 👏👏👏

Rebecca

I saw you and I.m in England loved the singing and the market.

Stephanie McAlister 😍

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Brilliant

Love it. Would have been fun to film near a butchers 😀

Just great love this musical have my ticket so looking forward to it.

Incredible - wish I could have been there!!!

Looks like and sounds like the market came to life this morning! Well done

Tania Macdonald, Kylie Tee, Greg Simes - looking forward to next Saturday night!

Love it

Awesome 👍 ... is it too late to get down there 🧐🥴😁😁

Awesome👏👏

Amazing ❤

Fabulous

Bec Bulley highly recommend you and Tom go see if you can. Same production WAO did a few years ago

Wish I could see it!

Awsum

Loved it

Awesome Jo Can't wait to see you x

Yay!!!

Wow impact

Wonderful 💜

Saw you on Ch7 news Andrew!

Fabulous 😍

Sue Denton I must've *just* missed this!

Fabulous

Wow.

Saw you on the news!

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