Paull-Anthony Keightley
Bass-baritone

Recent reviews

Colline in La Bohème at Theater Basel

Vielbejubelter Opernabend

"Zu diesem Künstler-Kokon von Rodolfo, dem Dichter (Davide Giusti) und dem Philosophen Colline (Paull-Anthony Keightley) stossen die kleine Blumenstickerin Mimi (Cristina Pasaroiu) und die leichtlebige Tänzerin Musetta (Valentina Mastrangelo). Sämtliche Rollen sind in Basel ausgezeichnet besetzt, hervorstechend die ausdrucksvollen, strahlend aufblühenden Stimmen des Liebespaares Mimi und Rodolfo."

Laura Weidacher - Lieb und Leid in neuem Kleid, Journal21.ch 

Hauptmann in Eugene Onegin at Deutsche Oper Berlin

"In the secondary characters (...) Paull-Anthony Keightley was a sonorous Captain."

José M. Irurzun - Götz Friedrich's Production of Eugene Onegin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin still shines - Seen and Heard International

Australian bass-baritone, Paull-Anthony made his European debut in 2018 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin singing Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata. As a member of the company’s ensemble he appeared in fifteen productions including Nabucco, Die Zauberflöte, Salome and Eugene Onegin. For the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons he is a member of Theatre Basel’s OperAvenir where his repertoire includes Colline in La Bohème, Hobson in Peter Grimes, Al gran sole carico d’amore, Le vin herbé and Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher.  
His operatic repertoire includes Parson & Badger in The Cunning Little Vixen, Zuniga in Carmen, Leporello in Don Giovanni and Frank in Die Fledermaus. While on the concert stage he has performed the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and soloist in Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Faure’s Requiem, Bach’s Cantata BWV. 147, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mozart's Missa Brevis in F major


A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Paull-Anthony was named the winner of the 2017 Opera Foundation for Young Australians' Deutsche Oper Berlin Award, received the Richard Bonynge Award in the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award and the ROSL award IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition. He was awarded scholarships from the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, the Australian Music Foundation, the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust and the Royal Schools of Music Club and is the proud recipient of the Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship from the Melba Opera Trust, Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarship, Tait Memorial Trust’s Julian Baring Award and a 2017 Mike Walsh Fellowship.

Professional engagements 

2019 - 2020 / Ensemble member at Theater Basel part of OperAvenir


Colline - La Bohème 

Hobson - Peter Grimes 

Bass 6 - Le vin herbé 

Bass - Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher 

Bass II - Al gran sole carico d’amore 

Bass - Murmeli 

Other engagements

Colline - La Bohème

Freeze Frame Opera

2018-2019 / Deutsche Oper Berlin Stipendiat

Sergeant Manon Lescaut

Ein HeroldOtello

Hauptmann - Eugene Onegin

5. Jude - Salome

Périchaud & Rabonnier - La rondine

Ein Gerichtsdiener - Rigoletto

3. Branbantischer Edler - Lohengrin

Sciarrone - Tosca

Oberpriester des Baal - Nabucco

Ein Offizier - Il barbiere di Siviglia 

Doktor Grenvil - La Traviata

Zweiter Geharnischter Mann - Die Zauberflöte 

Bass - Delirio (World Premier)

2017/18 Season

Colline La Bohème

Freeze Frame Opera

Zuniga Carmen

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Colline La Bohème 

West Australian Opera 

Parson and Badger Cunning Little Vixen

West Australian Opera

Oratorio

Baritone soloist - Requiem - Faure - West Australian Symphony Orchestra (2017-2018)

Bass soloist - Cantata BWV 147 - Bach - Perth Symphonic Chorus 2017

Bass soloist - Missa brevis in F major  - Mozart - Church of St Mary the Virgin 2015

Elijah - Elijah - Mendelssohn - Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts 2012

Bass soloist - Stabat mater - Rossini - Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts 2011

Leporello's aria from Mozart's Don Giovanni, OperAvenir Portrait Concert at Theater Basel

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