Study Overview

Study Program(s): Bachelor of Music Theater

Study Mode: On campus

Study Level: Undergraduate

Study Campus: Mackay

Graduation Year: 2008

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Paul Tabone

Paul Tabone

Directly after graduating, Paul made his solo opera debut in Opera Queensland’s World premiere production of “The Dirty Apple”.

In 2011 Paul engaged a starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to the acclaimed “The Phantom of The Opera” called “Love Never Dies” in the supporting principal role of ‘Squelch’.

In 2012 Paul moved to Italy where he was engaged as a soloist in Puccini’s renowned opera “Turandot” in Florence.

The following year, he was accepted as a young artist in the prestigious Luciano Pavarotti Foundation of Modena under the guidance of director and wife of the late Maestro, Signora Nicoletta Mantovani. Paul shared the stage with Placido Domingo & Andrea Bocelli to over 20,000 spectators at the Arena in Verona, Italy. This sold-out event commemorated 100 years of opera at the Arena, and was a tribute to the late Maestro Luciano Pavarotti. Together with this prestigious event, Paul was a private soloist at the house of Luciano Pavarotti in Modena.

In 2013 he also performed in New York on Broadway at the New York City Centre, and more widely in Italy at the Teatro Menotti and the Teatro Duse with the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage Concert.

In 2014, Paul made his professional operatic debut as Ducadi Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opera Națională București. In April Paul performed as “Tony” in Bernstein’s “West Side Story” for the Teatro Carlo Felice (Genova), and also made his debut as B.F Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Teatro dei Gigli (Lucca) in collaboration with the Puccini Foundation.

Paul is currently performing in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre on London’s West End.

Despite his success, Paul remains connected to CQUniversity and to his home community of Ingham in Far North Queensland. He occasionally performs community concerts in his hometown between international commitments.

CQUniversity is proud to recognise Paul as the recipient of the 2018 Alumnus of the Year for Early Career Acheivement.