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Paul Norcross-King

Voice Type:

Tenor

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German, French

Opera

Don Ottavio cover and role-share
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Co-Opera Co.
2012
Main Tenor Soloist
Smarden Music Festival (Various)
Sounds Sublime
2011
Isengrim the Wolf
Reynard The Fox (A. N. Amateur)
Theatre Convivio
2002
Nettuno, Astolfo
La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'Isola: UK Premiere (Francesca Caccini)
Muswell Hill URC
2000
Gaoler
Les Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)
Spitalfields Opera
1998
M. Voegelsang
Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart)
Hinde St. Church
1998
4th Fisherman
The Albatross (Diana Burrell)
Spitalfields Opera
1997
Henry B.
The Mother Of Us All: UK Premiere (Virgil Thomson)
Spitalfields Opera
1996

Musical Theatre

Featured Tenor Soloist
Somebody To Love (Freddie Mercury/Queen)
Icon Theatrical Ltd.
2014
Tenor Soloist
The Sopranos v. The Tenors European Tour (Various)
Icon Theatrical Ltd.
2014
Jimmy Priddy/Trombone
Bugle Boy: the Life Story of Glenn Miller (Various arr. Greg Arrowsmith)
Bugle Boy Productions
2012
Jimmy Priddy/Trombone
Bugle Boy: The Glenn Miller Musical (Various arr. Greg Arrowsmith)
David Wilder Productions
2011
Jimmy Priddy/Trombone
Bugle Boy: the Life Story of Glenn Miller (Various arr. Greg Arrowsmith)
Bruce James Productions
2011
Tenor Soloist
The Tenors European Tour (Various)
Icon Theatrical Ltd.
2010
Main Tenor Soloist
Broadway: A Star-Spangled Celebration (Various)
King's Castle, Branson, MO.
2009
Main Tenor Soloist
Twelve Irish Tenors International Tour (Various)
Spirit Productions Ltd.
2006
Main Tenor Soloist
Spirit Of The Dance International Tour (Various)
Spirit Productions Ltd.
2005

Chorus

1st Tenor Chorus
Vanessa (Barber)
Boomsbury Theatre
1999
Chorus
Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky)
Camden Town Hall
1997
Comedy Chorus
The Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev)
Camden Town Hall
1995
Chorus - European Tour
The Nightingale (in Russian) (Stravinsky)
BBC, conducted by Pierre Boulez
1994
Chorus
Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky)
Beaux Arts, Brussels
1993
Chorus
La Vera Storia: UK Premiere (Berio)
Royal Festival Hall
1993
Chorus
Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky)
Royal Festival Hall
1992
Chorus
Daphne (Strauss, R)
Royal Festival Hall
1992

Oratorio/Concerts

Obadiah/Ahab
Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy)
Enfield Choral Society
2018
Main Tenor Soloist
The Crucifixion (Stainer)
Christ Church, Isle of Dogs
2016
Main Tenor Soloist
All-Night Vigil/ Vespers (Rachmaninov)
Brandenburg Festival, St. Paul's Church, Covent Gn
2016
Main Tenor Soloist
Magnificat; Cantata (Part; Stravinsky)
Zahir Ensemble, Seville
2014
Main Tenor Soloist
Requiem (Verdi)
Enfield Choral Society
2013
Main Tenor Soloist
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
Enfield Choral Society
2010
Main Tenor Soloist
Die Schoepfung (Haydn)
Genesis Choir, West Byfleet
2006
Evangelist
Johannes Passion (Bach, JS)
Enfield Choral Society
2006
Main Tenor Soloist
St. Nicolas (Britten)
Genesis Choir, West Byfleet
2005
Main Tenor Soloist
Officium Defunctorum (Victoria)
HELIOS Vocal Ensemble
2004
Main Tenor Soloist
St. Nicolas (Britten)
HELIOS Vocal Ensemble
2003
Tenor Soloist
Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 (Monteverdi)
HELIOS Vocal Ensemble
2003
Main Tenor Soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Enfield Choral Society
2002
Main Tenor Soloist
Missa Angelorum: Swiss Premiere (Rutti)
BBC Symphony Chorus
1998
Sailor 2
Salt In The Blood (Judith Bingham)
BBC Proms
1995

Session Work

Main Tenor Soloist
The Tenors Classics II CD (Various)
Icon Theatrical Ltd
2014
Ensemble Tenor
The Tenors Classics CD (Various)
Icon Theatrical Ltd
2010
Ensemble Tenor
Twelve Irish Tenors CD and DVD (Various)
Spirit Productions Ltd.
2006

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Bring Him Home

Das Lamm verstummt

Empio per farti guerra

Se Il Tuo Duol

The Impossible Dream

2014 Paul King-0024

Drapers' Company Scholarship (1st ever recipient) (1998)

Trinity College Of Music Silver Medal for Voice (1st ever recipient) (1998)

MMus (Perf.)
Trinity College of Music
1998–1999
BMus(TCM) hons
Trinity College of Music
1994–1998

Paul left a career in the City to study under Hazel Wood at Trinity College of Music, where he gained both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and was a prizewinner - the first recipient of the TCM silver medal for voice. In 1998/9, he was awarded the first Drapers’ Company scholarship.

Operatic roles include: Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni; M. Vögelsang, Schauspieldirektor; Pastore I, Orfeo; Gaoler, Dialogue des Carmélites; Henry B., Mother of Us All (UK Premiere); 4th Fisherman, Albatross (World Premiere); Nettuno, Vistolo Fiume, & Astolfo, La Liberatione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’Alcina (UK Premiere). Oratorio includes: Bach, St. John Passion (Evangelist); Beethoven, Christus am Olberge (Jesus); Britten, St. Nicolas; Händel, Messiah; Haydn, Complete Masses and Creation; Mozart, Complete Masses; Schütz, Weihnachts Oratorium (Evangelist); Stainer, Crucifixion.

Paul has toured both nationally and internationally both as one of Ireland’s Three Tenors and of Twelve Irish Tenors, for which he was both Vocal Captain and Dance Captain, and also was MD in Reno. He has also appeared as a lead in Broadway: A Star-Spangled Celebration in Branson, Missouri. He appeared as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Palace Theatre, Myrtle Beach SC. He has appeared as a featured artist in the Queen show Somebody To Love touring the Netherlands. Most recently, he has toured Scandinavia and the Netherlands as one of The Tenors as Vocal Captain and Assistant Director. He has given recitals and concerts in the U.K., Europe, Africa and America. His recordings include the critically acclaimed Cantique des Cantiques of Daniel-Lesur on ASV and contemporary works. He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 1998 in a concert of contemporary songs with Rebecca Smith. He has recently launched a recital series with the increasingly renowned mezzo Lindsay Richardson, with whom he can regularly be heard singing at the Church of St. Saviour, Warwick Avenue in Little Venice. As an actor-musician, most recently, he has appeared as Jim Priddy/trombonist in two national tours of Bugle Boy: the Life Story of Glenn Miller.

He is currently pleased to study privately under Bertie Rice when in the U.K., and to teach singing at the London College of Music.

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