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Tait Tuesdays at Home | Paul Tabone and friends
May 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - May 31, 2020 @ 11:30 am
Broadcast at 9pm AEST
A delayed broadcast will stream in the UK at 7pm BST
Give to the Tait Emergency Relief Fund for Australian & New Zealand Artists
Paul Tabone is singing the lead role of Piangi in the West End Production of Phantom of the Opera. He sang for us in the Bushfire concert singing a Medley from Australian musical, Eureka and Waltzing Matilda so we are thrilled he accepted our offer to give a concert for us.
Paul is offering the audience a journey through the hits of musical theatre with his Australian friends from the West End including fellow Australians Corinne Cowling and Amy Manford both from the current London cast of Phantom of the Opera. Pianist Nuno Fiest and Australian soprano Rachael Birthisel, who now resides in Italy.
West Side Story, Disney, Songs from Mario Lanza, and Sondheim.
Paul Tabone began performing from the age of 9 and throughout his education attained extraordinary grades in piano, voice and music theory. He was given the honour of 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), 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 Ceberano, 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 (formerly the Golden Casket Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols) which was broadcast nationally.
In 2009 Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Music Theatre from CQUniversity’s Conservatorium of Music and it proved to be a pinnacle year. He made his solo opera debut in Opera Queensland’s world premiere production of The Dirty Apple.
With a rising reputation as one of Australia’s most promising lyric tenors, Paul was also engaged to perform with Dmand Entertainment’s Tenorissimo.
In 2011 Paul was engaged in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to the acclaimed The Phantom of The Opera, Love Never Dies in the supporting principal role of ‘Squelch’. In the same year he also performed in Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne which is broadcast nationally every Christmas eve.
Paul moved to Italy in 2012 where he was engaged as a soloist in Puccini’s renowned opera Turandot in Florence.
In February, 2013 Paul was accepted as a young artist in the prestigious Luciano Pavarotti Foundation of Modena under the guidance of director and wife of the late maestro, Signora. Nicoletta Mantovani. Paul went on to share the stage with Placido Domingo & Andrea Bocelli to over 20,000 spectators at The Arena in Verona, Italy. This sold-out event commemorated 100 years of opera at The Arena and was a tribute to the late Maestro Luciano Pavarotti. It was broadcast via Rai 1 to over 15 million viewers. In addition to such a prestigious events, in 2013 Paul was a private soloist at the home of Luciano Pavarotti in Modena.
In September that year he performed at the New York City Centre, Teatro Menotti (Spoletto) and then Teatro Duse in Bologna with the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage Concert.
In 2014, Paul made his professional operatic debut as Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opera Națională București under the baton of Cristian Sand, with direction by Stephen Barlow. In April Paul performed as Tony in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story for the Teatro Carlo Felice (Genova) under the baton of Maestro Wayne Marshall and also in 2014 he made his debut as B.F Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Teatro dei Gigli (Lucca) in collaboration with the Puccini Foundation of Italy under the direction of Massimo Morelli.
Paul was a second prize winner at the 2013 International Vocal Competition Rinaldo Pellizoni and won the Public Choice Award at the 2014 Canto Festival at Teatro La Fenice (FM).
2015 proved to be another great year for the young tenor from Ingham, Queensland when he returned to the Opera Națională București for further performances as Duca Di Mantova in Stephen Barlow’s production of Rigoletto. And in the same year Paul was also invited to reprise the role of ‘Squelch’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg (Germany) called, Liebe Stirbt Nie – Phantom II.
Currently Paul resides in London, and performs regularly for Royalty with the Scottish Guard. Paul currently performs at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s Glimmering West End in the role of Ubaldo Piango in the 33rd year of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera.