Jamaican-born Canadian spinto tenor Paul Williamson has appeared with Opera York (Toronto), singing Manrico in Verdi’s Il Trovatore in November 2013, Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in November 2014. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall as tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the New York Festival Orchestra in December 2013. He again appeared at Carnegie Hall in March 2014 as tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia. In March 2017, he appeared as Beppe in an independently staged production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. In May 2017, he appeared as the Scrivener in Khovanshchina by Mussorsky with Opera In Concert. In March 2018, he debuted at the Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO) as Rinuccio in their production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Paul recently performed the role of Aegisthe in the Strauß opera Elektra with Powerhouse Opera, a small independent opera company in Toronto, in March 2022.