Pauls Putnins

Pauls Putnins
  • Le Nozze di Figaro – Count Almaviva


Latvian bass-baritone sings regularly both in UK and abroad. His appearances in opera include Colline (La bohème) for English National Opera and  Opéra de Nancy; Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Opera Colorado, Denver and Russian National Orchestra, Moscow, Escamillo (Carmen) for New Zealand Opera, Conte (Le nozze di Figaro) for Scottish Opera, Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) for Latvian National Opera and Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta, Lilaque le Fils (Boulevard Solitude) for Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa and Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) in both St Petersburg and Riga, Reinmar (Tannhäuser) in Barcelona and Lorenzo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) with the Moscow Philharmonic).

Opera appearances in UK include Nettuno (Idomeneo) and Armoured Man and Priest (Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Nettuno (Idomeneo) and Angelotti (Tosca) for English National Opera, Don Fernando (Fidelio) for Garsington Opera, Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly) and Ramfis (Aida) at the Royal Albert Hall and rôles in Flavio for Early Opera Company, Ariadne auf Naxos and La traviata for Birmingham Opera Company.

In Longborough’s current Wagner Ring Cycle Pauls is singing Fasolt (Das Rheingold).

Pauls has an international concert career and has sung with orchestras including the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel, Moscow and Bucharest Philharmonics and Russian National Orchestra in a wide range of repertoire including all of the Bach Passions, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Beethoven’s Symphony No 9. His recordings include Ferrondo in Mercadante’s Maria Stuarda regina di Scozia, Ricardo in Meyerbeer’s Margherita D’Anjou for Opera Rara; the title rôle in Walford Davies’ Everyman for Dutton Digital; as well as DVDs of Jonathan Miller’s production of La bohème at English National Opera for Warner Classics and Lehnhoff’s production of Henze’s Boulevard Solitude at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona for Euroarts.