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Paul Kaufmann was born in Halle/Saale. After his musical education in Halle he worked from 1999-2004 as composer and arranger at the Theater Apron in Halle, where he composed the music for a lot of theatre pieces. During this time he studied voice with Prof. Roland Schubert at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig.

After two seasons as a fellow of the Franz-Josef-Weisweiler Stiftung, in 2006/07 the artist has become a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he is singing parts like Don Basilio/“Le Nozze di Figaro“, 1. Geharnischter, Monostatos, 2. Priester/“Die Zauberflöte“, Nando/“Tiefland“, Steuermann/“Der fliegende Holländer“, Brighella/“Ariadne auf Naxos“, Remendado/“Carmen“, 1st and 2nd Jude/“Salome“, Der Bucklige/“Frau ohne Schatten“, Valzacchi and Wirt/“Der Rosenkavalier“, David/“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“, Mime/“Rheingold“, to name a few.

Paul Kaufmann has been a guest at the Komische Oper and the State Opera Berlin, Munich Staatsoper, in Dresden, Leipzig, at the Gulbenkian in Lisbon (Scaramuccio/“Ariadne auf Naxos“, Bardolfo/“Falstaff“), Grand Theatre de Génève (Valzacchi/”Rosenkavalier”) and in Toulouse (“Euryanthe“, “Elektra“, “Tannhäuser”, „Tristan und Isolde“, „Turandot“, „Daphne“ and „Tiefland“), Santiago de Chile („Mahagonny“), Lyon and Strasbourg.  In 2017 he made his debut at Paris Bastille (“Zauberflöte”) and Bayreuth Festival (“Meistersinger”, “Parsifal” and 2018 Mime in the children’s version of “Ring”).

Kaufmann appeared in a highly acclaimed concert with the Bayerische Rundfunk “Paradisi Gloria” in October 2010.

Besides his performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, future plans include projects again in Santiago de Chile and Bayreuth.


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