Paul ettore Tabone

Paul ettore Tabone

Lyric Tenor

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2014Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2014Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2014Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2014Bernstein: West Side StoryTony
2014Bizet: CarmenDon Jose (Concert)
2014Leoncavallo: MattinataAn Italian Tenor
2014Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2014Massenet: ManonChevalier des Grieux
2014Verdi: MacbethMacduff
2014Bizet: CarmenDon José
2012Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton


Paul began performing at the age of 9 and has obtained high level grades in piano, voice and music theory.  He was given the prestigious “Most Promising Voice for Music Theatre” award both in 2007 & 2009 at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Principal roles performed by Paul include: Return to the Forbidden Planet (Cookie), The Keyhole Club (Louie) and South Pacific (Emile De Beck), Cinderella (Herald), Little Shop of Horrors (Voice of Audrey II), High School Musical (Zeke Baylor) The Pajama Game (Myron Hassler), and was the title role in The Wiz. In 2007, he starred as ‘Baron Scarpia’ in Kim Kirkman’s, Tosca: The Technopera. Paul has shared the stage with artists such as Rhonda Burchmore, Kate Cebrano, Guy Sebastian, Mercury Five, James Morrison and David Campbell and was a lead vocalist in the Queensland premiere of Jeff Wayne’s “War of the Worlds”. In 2005, Paul performed as a soloist at the Carols in The City Event (nee Golden Casket Lord Mayors Christmas Carols) which was broadcast on national television. Directly after graduating with a Bachelor of Music Theatre from CQUniversity’s Conservatorium of Music, 2009 proved successful as Paul made his solo opera debut in Opera Queensland’s World premiere production of “The Dirty Apple”. In 2011 Paul engaged a starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to the acclaimed “The Phantom of The Opera” called “Love Never Dies” as the supporting principal role of ‘Squelch’. During this time Paul was also engaged to perform at the 2011 Vision Australia Carols in the Domain in Melbourne which was broadcast nationally. In 2012 Paul moved to Italy where he was engaged as a soloist in Puccini’s renowned opera “Turandot” in Florence. 2013 proved to be a milestone in his career. In February 2013 Paul was accepted as a young artists in the prestigious Luciano Pavarotti Foundation of Modena under the guidance of director and wife of the late Maestro, Signora. Nicoletta Mantovani. On June 1, 2013, Paul shared the stage with Placido Domingo & Andrea Bocelli to over 20,000 spectators at the Arena in Verona, Italy in the Arena Centenario Concert in Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti. This sold-out event commemorated 100 years of opera at the Arena, and was a tribute to the late Maestro Luciano Pavarotti. This event was broadcast via Rai 1 to over 15 million viewers. Together with such a prestigious event Paul has been a private soloist at the house of Luciano Pavarotti in Modena in 2013. In September of 2014, he performed in New York on Broadway at the New York City Centre, Teatro Menotti (Spoletto) and Teatro Duse in Bologna with the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage Concert. Paul made his professional operatic debut as Duca di Mantova in Feburary of 2014 in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opera Nationala Bucaresti in February of 2014. Paul has performed as “Tony” in West Side Story for the Teatro Carlo Felice (Genova) and also made his debut as B.F Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Teatro dei Gigli (Lucca). Paul was a second prize winner at the International Vocal Competition Rinaldo Pellizoni.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Pinkerton Immediately Teatro del Giglio Lucca 2014
Verdi: Rigoletto Duca di Mantova Immediately Romanian National Opera 2014
Puccini: La Bohème Rodolfo Immediately Teatro Carlo Felice 2014
Bernstein: West Side Story Tony Immediately Teatro Carlo Felice 2014
Bizet: Carmen Don Jose (Concert) Teatro Carlo Felice 2014