2020 began with Paul returning to sing with Scottish Opera - covering Mao Tse Tung in John Adams's Nixon in China, and performing the role in their 'Opera Unwrapped' performance. He then travelled back up to Glasgow to cover Snout in Midsumer Night's Dream, and Egeus in a short new contemporary piece. Unfortunately, he was back on the M6 within three days, as COVID 19 has put paid to these and other plans.
Whilst in 'lockdown' he has taken part in a virtual concert for the Wessex Glyndebourne Association that can be seen here, and has been keeping his son home educated. He has also been continuing this theme by preparing his part of the Maths teacher for the exciting online production of L'Enfant et les Sortilèges that is being developed by Vopera. This autumn, he was grateful to be one of the lucky few of his colleagues who has actually seen the inside of a theatre, as he was covering 'Madame Beurrefondu' in Glyndebourne's production of Offenbach's In the Market for Love.
Hopefully, future plans in 2021 will include performances of Stradella's rare opera The Strength of Paternal Love at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.