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Paul Groves

About this Artist

One of the great American tenors of his generation, PAUL GROVES continues to enjoy an impressive international career, performing on the stages of the world’s leading opera houses and most prestigious concert halls.

Paul Groves began his 2018/19 season at Opéra de Lyon for performances as Faust in Boito’s Mefistofele. He makes his debut at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan this November in one of his signature roles as Candide. Groves makes another important debut this summer in his first performances as Herod in Salome with the Spoleto Festival USA. A veteran of the concert stage, Groves appears this season with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for performances of Stravinsky’s Perséphone with Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Indianapolis Symphony for Bruckner’s Te Deum with Krzysztof Urbanski, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Donald Runnicles. 

2017/18 marked Groves’ 25th season at the Metropolitan Opera since his debut as Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer. Operatic performances last season included the role of Wilhelm Arndt in The Ring of Polykrates with the Dallas Opera under Music Director Emmanuel Villaume, as well as that of Faust in a concert production of La Damnation de Faust with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Concert performances throughout the season included Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with Opéra de Lyon, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Rochester Philharmonic, Haydn’s The Creation with the Prague Philharmonia, and Das Lied von der Erde alongside Sasha Cooke at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.