John Paul Huckle

John Paul Huckle

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«The most apt performance vocally is john paul Huckle's Rocco, sturdy in phrasing and color, and a good image of the well-meaning but morally fragile common man. But his relative youth works well. his job calls for strength.»
The arts desk (2017)
«john paul huckle, as rocco, fills out the character vocally and dramatically.»
The spectator (2017)
«the the concept of the prison of the future dawned and thanks to the outstanding John paul huckle (Rocco)- a dominant figure in charge of the jail-the first half gathers momentum.»
warwickcourier.co.uk (2017)
2017Beethoven: FidelioRocco
2017Strauss R.: ElektraDer Pfleger Des Orest
2017Verdi: AttilaLeone
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaDon Basilio
2016Puccini: Madama ButterflyThe Imperial Commissioner
2016Puccini: ToscaCesare Angelotti
2016Giordano: FedoraCirillo
2016Giordano: FedoraBorov
2016Puccini: Madama ButterflyBonzo, Lo
2016Puccini: Madama ButterflyBonzo, Lo
2016Puccini: Madama ButterflyBonzo, Lo
2016Puccini: Madama ButterflyBonzo, Lo
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrince Gremin
2015Verdi: Simon BoccanegraPietro
2015Britten: Billy BuddDansker
2015Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2014Puccini: ToscaCesare Angelotti
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroAntonio
2012Puccini: La BohèmeColline
2012Verdi: RigolettoCount Monterone
2011Mozart: Die ZauberflöteZweiter Geharnischter (2nd armored man)
2011Verdi: OtelloLodovico
2010Verdi: RigolettoSparafucile
2007Mozart: Don GiovanniIl Commendatore

Bio

John Paul Huckle, Basso

Anglo-American Bass John
Paul Huckle was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He completed his studies at the Boston
University Opera Institute where he performed the roles of Simone GIANNI
SCHICCHI, Raimondo LUCIA DI LAMERMOOR, Olin Blitch SUSANNAH, Chucho
in William Bolcolm’s one act LUCREZIA and
Olivier THÉRÈSE RAQUIN.  Huckle completed his
Bachelor’s degree, Performance diploma and Master of Music degree at Indiana
University under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Harrison, Mr. Timothy Noble, and
legendary bass Mr. Giorgio Tozzi.


Previous roles include Nikitsch BORIS
GODUNOV, Bonze MADAMA BUTTERFLY and
Graalsritter PARSIFAL for
Teatro Regio di Torino; Sarastro and Second Armed Man DIE
ZAUBERFLÖTE, Simone GIANNI SCHICCHI, Colline LA
BOHÈME, Laurent ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Antonio LE
NOZZE DI FIGARO and Zuniga CARMEN for Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova; Simone GIANNI
SCHICCHI for
Festival Pucciniano, Torre del Lago; Monterone RIGOLETTO for Teatro Verdi di Pisa; Sparafucile RIGOLETTO for
Teatro Antonio Belloni; Sarastro/Sprecher DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Mandarino TURANDOT and Angelotti TOSCA for Deutsche Oper Berlin; for Teatro Carlo
Felice in Genova; Angelotti TOSCA for
Taormina Festival Sicily; Roderich THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (World Premiere) for Teatro del Giglio di
Lucca; Monterone RIGOLETTO for
Teatro Verdi in Pisa; and Lodovico OTELLO, Colline LA BOHÈME, Sparafucile RIGOLETTO, Basilio IL
BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, and Zuniga CARMEN for
Lyrique-en-Mer Festival in France.  In 2015/16 season he joined the
ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin where his roles included Zaccaria NABUCCO, Donner DAS
RHEINGOLD, Basilio BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and Fiesco SIMON BOCCANEGRA.



During the 2010-2011 season he was signed to the Deutsche Oper
Berlin where he sang and covered in the productions of TURANDOT, LES
DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES, LA
BOHÈME, TOSCA, also working at Teatro Regio di Torino on
their productions of BORIS GODUNOV, MADAMA
BUTTERFLY and PARSIFAL as part of his First Place award at the New
York City Opera Foundation Scholarship awards.



As a young artist, he attended the programs of Central City
Opera, Tulsa Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera North, Brevard Music Center, and
the Sarasota Opera. While at the Sarasota Opera he received the distinguished
Leo Rogers Outstanding Apprentice award. During his time as a young artist, his
roles included Zuniga CARMEN, Rambaldo and I

Maggiordomo LA RONDINE, the title-role THE
MIKADO, Theseus and Bottom A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM¸ Il servo di Doge I
DUE FOSCARI, Sciarrone and Angelotti TOSCA,  and made his professional  debut
in 2007 as Sparafucile RIGOLETTO with the
Cleveland Opera.





During the 2015-2016 season, John Paul was an ensemble member of
Opera Wroclaw, Poland. While there, he performed Gremin EUGENE
ONEGIN, Bonze MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Banco MACBETH and Angelotti TOSCA. This
same season he performed Bonze MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the
Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, Teatro Goldoni di Livorno, and the Teatro Sociale
di Rovigo, as well as Pietro SIMONE BOCCANEGRA with the teatro Carlo Felice in Genova. He
also covered Talbot MARIA STUARDA for the
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and this past summer, The Imperial
Commissioner MADAME BUTTERFLY with the
teatro dell’opera di Roma at Caracalla.



His 2016-2017 season includes returning to the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden, covering Ensemble 5 THE NOSE, the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti as
Leone and covering the title-role ATTILA, the teatro San Carlo di Napoli as Der
Pfleger ELEKTRA and his
debut as Rocco FIDELIO with the
Longborough Opera Festival, UK.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Beethoven: Fidelio Rocco Immediately Longborough Festival Opera 2017
Strauss R.: Elektra Der Pfleger Des Orest Immediately Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli 2017
Verdi: Attila Leone Immediately Teatro Comunale di Modena 2017
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Don Basilio 1 week Festival de Belle-Ile 2017
Puccini: Madama Butterfly The Imperial Commissioner 1 week Teatro dell'Opera di Roma 2016