Yorkshire born Paul Hudson studied music and singing at Huddersfield College where
he gained an Open Scholarship to the Royal College of Music. In his final year there,
he won the Dr Saleby Prize for Basses and was awarded a Peter Stuyvesant Scholarship
to study at the London Opera Centre.
1970 marked the beginning of Paul’s long association with the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden, where he became one of the youngest singers to be awarded a principal’s
contract. He has since appeared in over 600 performances at the Royal Opera House
as well as performing with the English National Opera, the Welsh National Opera,
Opera North and houses all over the world including the United States, South Africa,
Australia, South America, Japan and the Far East.
Paul Hudson’s career has placed equal emphasis on opera and concert repertoire. He
has appeared both in the UK and Europe under the baton of such eminent conductors
as Bernstein, Solti, Bolt, Fremaux, Davis, Groves, Rozhdestvensky and Boulez and
with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the LSO, the Philharmonia,
the Royal Philharmonic the Scottish National, the Hallé, Orchestra de Paris and the
BBC Symphony Orchestras. Appearances at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert
Hall, the Barbican and other major concert venues have established Paul as a leading
exponent of the bass repertoire. He is proud to have enjoyed a long association with
the UK’s principal choral societies and has given numerous recitals specialising
in original programmes.
Television and radio broadcasts have displayed the diversity of Paul Hudson’s repertoire
which ranges from Gilbert and Sullivan, Negro Spirituals, Folk Songs and Ballads
through the great classical and modern concert works.
He has recorded with CBS, EMI, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon and has a number of
videos on release including ‘Lucrezia Borgia’, ‘Fanciulla del West’, ‘Pirates of
Penzance’ and ‘Ruddigore’.