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Paul Carey Jones

Baritone

Biography

Welsh baritone Paul Carey Jones made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season singing with the ensemble in The Nose.

Carey Jones was born in Cardiff and read physics at The Queen’s College, Oxford, before training as a singer at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio (supported by Welsh National Opera and the Friends of Covent Garden). He was joint winner of the 2013 Wagner Society Singing Competition, and is the current recipient of the Carole Rees Award for Advanced Musical Studies. Opera engagements include Dr Schön/Jack the Ripper (Lulu) for WNO and Teatro Comunale, Bolzano, Wotan (Die Walküre) for Berwick Festival Opera, Macbeth, Scarpia (Tosca), Father (Hänsel und Gretel), Ping (Turandot) and Noye (Noye’s Fludde) for Northern Ireland Opera, Father, Pacheco (Inés de Castro) and Marcello (La bohème) for Scottish Opera, Andy Warhol (Jackie O) for Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Noye at the Beijing International Music Festival and Eurymaque (Pénélope) and Gaspar (Rita) for Wexford Festival Opera. His many role creations include Dancing Williams / Willy Nilly / Sinbad Sailors / Mr Pugh / Mr Pritchard (John Metcalf's Under Milk Wood: An Opera) and Media Man (Jonathan Dove’s Man on the Moon).

Carey Jones performs regularly in recital with the pianist Llyr Williams and has given world premieres of works by Emily Hall, Sadie Harrison, Richard Elfyn Jones, David Lancaster, Stephen McNeff, David Power, Timothy Raymond, Peter Reynolds and Andrew Wilson-Dickson, among others. His discography includes the solo albums Enaid – Songs of the Soul and Songs Now.