Paul Goodwin-Groen is a dual British and American citizen.
In addition to his “richly coloured bass voice”, he is often praised for his “strong stage presence” and the ability to bring depth and complexity to a role.
In the UK, he has sung at the Royal Opera House, and with the Royal Ballet, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Lyric Opera, New Devon Opera and at the Aldeburgh Festival, where he performed the role of Bottom in a 40th anniversary production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Jubilee Hall.
He made his German debut as Fafner in Das Rheingold with Theater Hof.
He has recently returned to New York from Sydney. While in Australia, he gained national attention for his strong and empathetic performance of The Officer in Sydney Chamber Opera’s production of In the Penal Colony, mounted in honour of the composer’s 75th birthday. He also appeared with Pinchgut Opera and performed in concerts at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and other venues around the country.
While studying and living in NYC, he worked with many local companies including the Bronx Opera, the Opera Company of Brooklyn, DiCapo Opera Theater and New York City Opera and was in the original cast of Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème on Broadway.
Mr Goodwin-Groen studied music at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in the UK, and with the Ezio Pinza Foundation in Italy. He also holds an MFA in Theatre Arts/Acting from Brandeis University in Boston.