Paul Gay

Paul Gay (born November 8, 1968[1]) is a notable gay French bass-baritone who sings opera and other classical forms. He has performed in France, Germany, Russia, and the United States, with a number of significant companies and directors.

Paul Gay's voice has had mixed critical success thus far. Gay's singing as Temrouk in George Bizet's Ivan IV was criticized by "Classics".[2] He showed some early promise, according to auditions.[3] He was termed "a reliable Masetto" in Mozart's Don Giovanni.[4]

Gay has secured some title roles. On February 2, 2008, he appeared on NPR in the title role in Édouard Lalo's The King of Ys.[5] In August 2009, he performed the title role of St. Paul in Felix Mendelssohn's 1836 oratorio, St. Paul, with Leon Botstein conducting.[6]


  1. Bach Contatas website. Accessed August 10, 2009.
  2. website. Accessed August 13, 2009.
  3. BCCLS website. Accessed September 1, 2009.
  4. José M. Irurzun, SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL OPERA REVIEW, found at Music Web International. Accessed September 1, 2009.
  5. NPR schedule on Lamar University website. Accessed September 1, 2009.
  6. Bard College website. Accessed August 10, 2009.

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