Paul Badley Tenor
Paul has performed as a soloist with many of today's leading conductors: Sir Simon Rattle, Richard Hickox, Serji Ozawa, Christopher Hogwood and Trevor Pinnock. CD recordings include the title roles in Ken Roberts' operaMr Butterfly, Percy Grainger's Part Songs with Richard Hickox; Mozart Requiem with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Rachmaninov's Vespers with Tenebrae.

In 2007 Paul performed the role of Michael De Haughton-Tours in a new musical comedy A Perfect Picnic for Opera on The Run, based on the operatic music of Mozart. He also recorded another album for Gregorian. He gave a master-class at The Bermuda Festival, sang on a cruise ftom Singapore to India and performed Bach's Matthew Passion with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Ivan Fischer.

In the summer he gave a performance of Finzi's Dies Natalis at the Fishguard Festival, and sang Elgar's The Kingdom at the St. David's Festival. In the autumn Paul sang in Kurt Weil's Die Todsunden with Ute Lemper in Dublin and Belfast, and was also busy with oratorio performances of Handel' s Messiah and Samson, Haydn's Creation and Paukenmasse, and Berlioz's L 'Enfance du Christ.

This year Paul has performed Rossini's Italian Girl in Algiers with London Opera Productions; Gran Sacerdote Idomeneo with Europa Gallant. Oratorios this year include: Bach's Johannes Passion, the Requiems of Verdi and Mozart, Schubert's Mass in E Flat, Haydn's St. Cecilia Mass and the Creation. Other concerts this year are Britten's St. Nicolas, Finzi's Dies Natalis, Rachmaninov Vespers and Vaughan Williams Hodie.