paul ettore tabone
Paul Ettore Tabone began performing from the age of 9 and throughout his education attained extraordinary grades in piano, voice and music theory. He was given the honour of the prestigious ‘Most Promising Voice for Music Theatre Award’, both in 2007 & 2009 at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
In 2009 Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Music Theatre from CQ University’s Conservatorium of Music and it proved to be a pinnacle year. He made his solo opera debut in Opera Queensland’s world premiere production of The Dirty Apple.
With a rising reputation as one of Australia’s most promising lyric tenors, Paul was also engaged to perform with Dmand Entertainment’s Tenorissimo.
In 2011 Paul was engaged in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to the acclaimed The Phantom of The Opera, Love Never Dies in the supporting principal role of ‘Squelch’. In the same year he also performed in Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne which is broadcast nationally every Christmas eve. Paul moved to Italy in 2012 where he was engaged as a soloist in Puccini’s renowned opera Turandot in Florence.
In September that year he performed at the New York City Centre, Teatro Menotti (Spoletto) and then Teatro Duse in Bologna with the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage Concert.
In 2014, Paul made his professional operatic debut as Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opera Națională București under the baton of Cristian Sand, with direction by Stephen Barlow. In April Paul performed as Tony in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story for the Teatro Carlo Felice (Genova) under the baton of Maestro Wayne Marshall and also in 2014 he made his debut as B.F Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Teatro dei Gigli (Lucca) in collaboration with the Puccini Foundation of Italy under the direction of Massimo Morelli.
Paul was a second prize winner at the 2013 International Vocal Competition Rinaldo Pellizoni and won the Public Choice Award at the 2014 Canto Festival at Teatro La Fenice (FM).
2015 proved to be another great year for the young tenor from Ingham, Queensland when he returned to the Opera Națională București for further performances as Duca Di Mantova in Stephen Barlow’s production of Rigoletto. And in the same year Paul was also invited to reprise the role of ‘Squelch’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg (Germany) called, Liebe Stirbt Nie - Phantom II.
Paul has recently concluded a four-year contract at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s Glimmering West End in the role of Ubaldo Piango in the 33rd year of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera. Paul continues his success in the role of Ubaldo Piangi as he returns to Australia in the Handa Opera outdoor production directed by Simon Phillips and also in the Lawrence Connor directed, Cameron Mackintosh production of "The Phantom of The Opera" that will perform for a limited season at the Sydney Opera House & The Arts Centre Melbourne in 2022 and 2023.