Paul Featherstone

Paul Featherstone

Character Tenor

Versatile, dramatic character tenor
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«"a singing actor of extraordinary calibre.”»
THE SPECTATOR (PAGLIACCI 2011) (2016)
«“ here is a consummate actor who sings like an angel and moves like a dancer.”»
REMOTEGOAT.COM (BALLO 2013) (2016)
«Paul Featherstone lights up the stage with sheer charisma”»
THE INDEPENDENT (STREET SCENE 2011) (2016)
2017Offenbach: L'île de TulipatanRomboïdal
2017Offenbach: CroqueferMousse-à-mort
2016Verdi: MacbethMacduff
2016Offenbach: L'île de TulipatanCacatois XXII
2016Offenbach: CroqueferMousse-à-Mort
2015Verdi: MacbethMacduff
2013Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRiccardo (Gustavus III)
2013Weill: Street SceneAbraham Kaplan
2013Weill: Street SceneAbraham Kaplan
2012Weill: Street SceneAbraham Kaplan
2012Weill: Street SceneAbraham Kaplan
2011Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio
2010Verdi: MacbethMacduff
2010Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestHarry
2010Verdi: Luisa MillerRodolfo
2008Verdi: FalstaffDr. Caius
2008Weir: A Night at the Chinese OperaAn Actor (Tenor)
2008Gounod: FaustFaust
2007Verdi: NabuccoAbdallo
2007Massenet: WertherWerther
2006Strauss J.: Die FledermausGabriel Von Eisenstein
2006Shostakovich: The NoseIvan
2006Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2006Menotti: The Saint of Bleeker StreetMichele
2005Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2004Bernstein: Wonderful TownLonigan
2003Bernstein: CandideGovernor Of Buenos Aires
2003Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2002Rossini: La gazza ladraAntonio
2001Messager: FortunioMaître Subtil
2000Strauss R.: SalomeThird Jew
1999Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont

Bio


Paul Featherstone is an experienced professional tenor and actor based in London & Glasgow.He studied Drama & Philosophy at the University of Glasgow and then worked as an actor in theatre and television in Scotland. On discovering his tenor voice he went to study with Peter Alexander Wilson at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. Paul also worked as a tutor at RSAMD, teaching Drama to undergraduate singers.He has sung many leading dramatic roles with small companies and is incredibly versatile in performing a wide range of character roles for bigger companies.

Examples of character roles include: Abraham Kaplan, Steve Sankey & Officer Murphy in "Street Scene" (Weill) with the Opera Group and Young Vic Theatre and also at the Paris Chatelet, Barcelona Liceu and Theater an der Wien,  Ivan and many other roles in "The Nose" (Shostakovich) with the Opera Group at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio and Buxton Festival, The Governor, Martin, Grand Inquisitor, King Theodore etc in "Candide" (Bernstein) with the Opera Group at the Richmond Theatre and on tour. For Scottish Opera, he sang Harry in "La fanciulla del West", the Animal Seller in "Der Rosenkavalier" and 3rd Jew in "Salome" and has covered and performed excerpts of Dr Caius in "Falstaff", the Tenor Actor in "A Night At The Chinese Opera" and the Pasha in "The Abduction from the Seraglio." For Wexford Festival Opera, Elder Hayes in "Susannah "(Floyd) and the shepherd in "Penelope "(Faure). At Grange Park Opera, Lonigan in "Wonderful Town" (Bernstein) and Subtil in "Fortunio" (Messager). At Garsington, Antonio in "La gazza ladra" (Rossini).At Opera Holland Park, Abdallo in "Nabucco".At the Iford Festival with Opera della luna: Hoffmann in "Tales of Hoffmann" (Offenbach) and Mercury & John Styx in "Orpheus in the Underworld" (Offenbach). Other Offenbach roles with Opera della luna include Cacatois XXII in "L'isle de Tulipatan" and Mousse-a-mort in "Croquefer". As an actor, Paul covered Klaus Maria Brandauer in "Morgen und Abend" (Haas) and Chris Addison & Jean-Luc Vincent in "L'étoile" (Chabrier) both at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. 

Major roles sung for smaller companies include:Rodolfo in "La Boheme", Calaf in "Turandot"Riccardo/Gustavus in 4 productions of "A Masked Ball "(Verdi) plus covering it in Italian at Castleward Opera, Alfredo in "La Traviata", Ernani in "Ernani", Radames in "Aida", Macduff in 4 productions of "Macbeth", and cover of Rodolfo in "Luisa Miller", Canio in "I Pagliacci" and Title roles in "Faust" and "Werther", Michele in "The Saint of Bleecker Street" (Menotti), Mime in "Das Rheingold",Eisenstein in "Die Fledermaus" and Danilo, Njegus and Bogdanowitsch  in "The Merry Widow", Macheath in "The Threepenny Opera"  and Bill in "Mahagonny Songspiel" (Weill).

Paul is an associate director with the English Pocket Opera Company, an opera in education company based in London and run by Mark Tinkler. The company do a wide variety of workshops and educational projects in schools and theatres and has mounted several productions with the student designers at Central St Martins College of Art & Design. For the company, Paul has directed Bartok's "Duke Bluebeard's Castle" and Verdi's "Macbeth" and sung Orpheus in Gluck's "Orpheus & Eurydice", Siegfried, Mime & Loge in "Wagner's Ring in 90 Minutes" and Macduff in "Macbeth".
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Offenbach: L'île de Tulipatan Romboïdal 1 week Opera Della Luna 2017
Offenbach: Croquefer Mousse-à-mort 1 week Opera Della Luna 2017
Verdi: Macbeth Macduff 1 week Kentish Opera 2016
Offenbach: L'île de Tulipatan Cacatois XXII 1 week Opera Della Luna 2016
Offenbach: Croquefer Mousse-à-Mort 1 week Opera Della Luna 2016