Paul Speiser has been a participant of the Carmel Bach Festival for nine seasons. He has appeared as Pandolfe in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Sam in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, and a staged version of Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch at NYU. Other favorite performances include William in The Fall of the House of Usher by Philip Glass and Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Paul has performed with Kinnara Ensemble, Luminous Voices, Fuma Sacra, Spoleto Festival USA, and Lincoln Center Festival. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and music education from Lawrence University, a Master of Music degree in voice pedagogy and performance from Westminster Choir College, and is a candidate for a Ph.D. from New York University, where, as an adjunct faculty member, he teaches voice and conducts the Vocal Performance Chorale.