Paul Reeves studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Rudolf Piernay. There then followed a year at the National Opera Studio sponsored by The Richard Lewis Award (Glyndebourne), The Sybil Tutton Trust and The John Wates Trust.
Engagements have included Matthew in the world première of The Last Supper (Birtwistle) at the Staatsoper Berlin, a production repeated at Glyndebourne and on the South Bank, and rôles with various well-known opera companies, including Opera North, English National Opera, Scottish Opera on tour, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, and Welsh National Opera. He has performed at Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, and at the Royal Albert Hall.
He sings regularly in concert, including the world première of The Water Diviner’s Tale (Rachel Portman) for the BBC Proms 2007, and his current engagements include Dikoj Katya Kabanova Janacek (Scottish Opera On Tour), Angelotti Tosca Puccini and Ribbing Un ballo in maschera Verdi (Opera Holland Park), Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini (Welsh National Opera), Abimelech Samson et Dalila Saint-Saëns and Sparafucile Rigoletto Verdi (Anna Livia International Opera Festival, Dublin), and Mother The Seven Deadly Sins Kurt Weill (Royal Opera House, London), as well as a wide range of concerts throughout the UK. His recordings include Edward Rushton’s The Shops, now available on NMC CD.