Tenor Paul Mow quickly established himself as one of America’s most promising young performers when he began his third consecutive season with the New York City Opera in 2003-2004 performing the lead role of Lennie Small in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice And Men. Mr. Mow was on the roster of the New York City Opera for over four years, performing both leading & secondary roles as well as covers in a multitude of productions. Besides NYCO at Lincoln Center, Mr. Mow has enjoyed several other debut engagements at Carnegie Hall as well as Alice Tully and the State Theater in NYC.
He has performed many other leading tenor roles in the operatic repertoire, including Don Jose in Carmen, Lt. Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Max in Der Freischütz, Tristan in Tristan und Isolde, and Herodes in Salome. In addition to the NYCO, he has performed domestically with a variety of opera companies, including the Opera Orchestra of New York, Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Bard Summerscape, Berkshire Opera, Brooklyn Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, Anchorage Opera, Tulsa Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Summer Opera of Washington, D.C., Lyric Opera Colorado as well as internationally with the Folkstheater Rostock in Germany in 2005.
Also no stranger to the concert stage, Paul has performed with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Orchestra, Smith College Orchestra, Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, and with his hometown ensemble, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra on many occasions. Mr. Mow holds a bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he studied voice with Martha Sheil, and coached with Martin Katz, and has recently finished his Master’s Degree in Music at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
Paul has won numerous awards, and in 2002 won the George London Award for the Kirstin Flagstad Memorial Prize as well as the Eastern Regional of the Metropolitan Opera Competition in New York City. Paul’s debut album “Brahms’ – Die Schone Magelone” was recorded in New York City’s historic Town Hall with his coach and pianist Eric Malson, and was released in April 2007 on Lyrichord Records.