Paul Sperry, Tenor
Recital singer, concert soloist, and teacher of voice and interpretation
Harvard University, MBA, With Distinction
University of Paris, Certificate of Studies in French Civilization, Mention Très Bien
Harvard College, AB, Cum Laude
Major voice teachers: Major Coaches:
Richard Barrett Pierre Bernac
Michael Trimble Jennie Tourel
E. Randolph Mickelson Paul Ulanowsky
Olga Ryss Hans Hotter
Albany Symphony American Composers Orchestra
American Symphony Orchestra Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Baltimore Symphony Boston Symphony
Brooklyn Philharmonic Cleveland Chamber Symphony
Los Angeles Philharmonic Louisville Symphony
Minnesota Orchestra Moscow Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic RAI Orchestra of Milan
San Francisco Symphony St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Sinfonia da Camera Welsh BBC
La Scala, Milan
Nederlands Operastichting
Opéra de Lyon
Rome Opera
Washington Opera
* = American Premiere H = Harp
O = Orchestra G = Guitar
C = Chamber ensemble P = Piano
Op = Opera Co = Commissioned
Dominick Argento Le Tombeau d'Edgar Poe O 1986
Victor Babin Sunshafts C 1973
Robert Beaser The Seven Deadly Sins P 1982
Robert Beaser Songs from "The Occasions" C 1985
Christopher Berg Six Poems of Frank O’Hara P 1987
Arthur Berger Five Songs P 1980
Leonard Bernstein Dybbuk Suite #1 O 1981
Susan Blaustein Song of Songs O 1985
William Bolcom Open House O Co 1975
Victoria Bond A Modest Proposal P or O 1999
Alla Borzova Mother Said C Co 1998
Daniel Brewbaker Asphodel O Co 1988
Ronald Caltabiano Passages C 1993
Paul Chihara The Oedipus Rag P 1979
Thomas Cipullo Rain C 1991
Thomas Cipullo Long Island Songs P 1992
Thomas Cipullo Long Island Songs P 1992
Thomas Cipullo The Land of Nod Co 1994
Thomas Cipullo Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House P 2001
Robert Convery Brando Watching P 1987
Nathan Currier A Kafka Cantata C 1993
Peter Maxwell Davies The Martyrdom of St. Magnus Op 1978*
Jacob Druckman Animus IV C Co 1977
Charles Fussell Cymbeline C 1984
Gordon Getty Plump Jack O 1987
Daron Hagen Muldoon Songs P 1992
Daron Hagen First Songbook P 1992
Daron Hagen Songs of Madness and Sorrow C Co 1997
Daron Hagen Figments P Co 2001
Daron Hagen Figments P Co 2001
Hans Werner Henze Natasha Ungeheuer C 1972*
Hans Werner Henze Voices C Co 1974
Richard Hundley Three Songs P Co 1978
Richard Hundley Water Bird P Co 1988
Richard Hundley Other songs P 1976-1988
Peter Jona Korn Four Occasional Songs P 1967
Peter Jona Korn Eine kleine Deutsche Stadt O 1988
William Kraft The Sublime and the Beautiful C 1979
Libby Larsen Rilke Songs G 1985
Libby Larsen My Antonìa P 2001
David Leisner Outdoor Shadows G 1985
Marvin David Levy In Memoriam: W. H. Auden O Co 1974
Edwin London Peter Quince at the Clavier O 1987
Bruno Maderna Boswell's Venetian Journal C Co 1972
Bruno Maderna Satyricon Op 1973
Philip Martin Four E.A. Robinson Poems C 1984
Paul Moravec Vita Brevis P Co 2001
Larry Moss Voyages C 1987
John Musto Encounters O Co 1992
Russell Platt In Evening Air C 1992
Russell Platt Eating Poetry C 1999
Raoul Pleskow Three Songs C 1972
Raoul Pleskow Motet and Madrigal C 1973
Stephen Paulus Artsongs P Co 1983
Bernard Rands Canti del Sole O 1983
Bernard Rands Canti del Sole C Co 1984
Robert Rodriguez Tango C 1985
Larry Alan Smith Songs of Prévert C 1982
Larry Alan Smith Strands H 1982
Larry Alan Smith The Scrolls C 1982
Larry Alan Smith An Infant Crying G 1984
Larry Alan Smith Songs of the Silence P 1988
Karlheinz Stockhausen Donnerstag aus Licht Op 1981
Warren Swenson The Lepidoptera Waltz P 1987
Louise Talma Variations on "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" C Co 1980
Louise Talma Diadem C 1980
Louise Talma Have You Seen, Do You Know? Op 1981
Louise Talma Infanta Marina P 1994
Francis Thorne Money Matters C Co 1989
Nicholas Thorne Songs From the Mountain C Co 1986
Ben Weber The Ways P 1971
Richard Wilson The Ballad of Longwood Glen H 1978
Richard Wilson Three Painters P 1984
Dan Welcher Evening Scenes C Co 1985
Charles Wuorinen Six Songs C 1977
Charles Wuorinen Three Songs P Co 1979
Judith Lang Zaimont In the Theater of Night P 1983
Paul Sperry Sings Romantic American Songs
Songs Songs by Bowles, Chanler, Farwell, Hundley, Thomson with Irma Vallecillo - piano
Albany Records TROY043
Paul Sperry Sings Songs of an Innocent Age
Songs by Ayres, Beach, Bond, Buck, Cadman, Carpenter, Chadwick, Clough-Leighter, Foote, Gilbert, Griffes, Ives, Loomis, MacDowell, Nevin, Paine, Sousa, with Irma Vallecillo - piano
Albany Records TROY034
Paul Sperry Sings American Cycles and Sets
Songs by Beaser, Berg, Gruenberg, Smith, Talma, Wilson, with Irma Vallecillo - piano
Albany Records TROY054
Paul Sperry Sings An American Sampler - from Billings to Bolcom
with Irma Vallecillo – piano
Albany Records TROY081
Paul Sperry - New American Song Cycles
Libby Larsen, Daron Hagen, Paul Moravec, Tom Cipullo, with pianists Tom Cipullo, Daron Hagen, Paul Moravec, Margo Garrett
Albany Records TROY654
Great Composers Love Folksongs Too
with Ian Hobson, piano
Zephyr Records Z121-02
Byways of French Song
with Ian Hobson, pianist. Songs of Chabrier, Chausson, Gounod, Honegger, Ravel, Rorem, Roussel and Satie
Zephyr Records Z129-06-02
"Laugh, Regardless of Creed!”
humorous, American religious chamber pieces by Alla Borzova, Louis Gruenberg, Robert Rodriguez and Larry Alan Smith. With various chamber groups and conductors
Albany Records TROY 740
"'Someday I'll Find You' Said the Honeysuckle to the Bindweed"
Songs of Noël Coward and Flanders and Swann with Ian Hobson, pianist
Zephyr Records Z142-11
Robert Beaser, "Songs from the Occasions"
with the New York Virtuosi, Kenneth Klein, conductor
Innova Records 815
Leonard Bernstein, "Dybbuk Suite #1"
New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor
DG 289 463 462-2
William Bolcom, "Open House"
with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Innova Records 815
Victoria Bond, "A Modest Proposal"
Cleveland Chamber Symphony; Victoria Bond, conductor
Albany Records TROY 578
Tom Cipullo, "The Land of Nod"
with Colette Valentine, pianist
Albany Records TROY 1145
Tom Cipullo, "Rain"
with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock, conductor
Albany Records TROY 1145
Jacob Druckman, "Animus IV"
Ensemble 21; Arthur Weisberg, conductor
Summit Records DCD 173
Daron Hagen, "Songs of Madness and Sorrow"
Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor
Arsis CD 127
Charles Ives, The Complete Songs, Vol I
With Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, Philip Bush, Dennis Helmrich, Irma Vallecillo, pianists
Albany Records TROY077
Charles Ives, The Complete Songs, Vol II
With Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, Philip Bush, Dennis Helmrich, Irma Vallecillo, pianists
Albany Records TROY078
Charles Ives, The Complete Songs, Vol III
With Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, Philip Bush, Dennis Helmrich, Irma Vallecillo, pianists
Albany Records TROY079
Charles Ives, The Complete Songs, Vol IV
With Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, Philip Bush, Dennis Helmrich, Irma Vallecillo, pianists
Albany Records TROY080
William Kraft, "The Sublime and the Beautiful"
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble; William Kraft, conductor
CRI CD 639
Edwin London, "Peter Quince at the Clavier"
Kiev Camerata Orchestra, Edwin London, conductor
TNC Recordings CD 1442
Witold Lutoslawski, "Paroles tissées"
Kiev Camerata Orchestra, Edwin London, conductor
GM 2058
Bruno Maderna, "Satyricon" (role: Habinnas)
Members of the NOS Radio Orchestra, Hilversum, Holland; Bruno Maderna, conductor
Stradivarius STR 10061
Bruno Maderna, "Satyricon" (roles: Habinnas, Trimalchio)
Divertimento Ensemble; Sandro Gorli, conductor
Salabert/Actuels SCD 9101
Stephen Paulus, Artsongs
with Irma Vallecillo, pianist
Albany Records TROY 036
Francis Poulenc, Les chemins de l’amour: The Songs of Francis Poulenc
with Ian Hobson, pianist
Zephyr Records Z117-99
Bernard Rands, "Canti del Sole"
Sonor; Bernard Rands, conductor
CRI CD 591
Franz Schubert, "Winterreise"
with Ian Hobson, pianist
Zephyr Records Z126-04
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Donnerstag aus Licht
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan; Peter Eötvös, conductor
Stockhausen Edition 30
Louise Talma, "Diadem"
Orchestra 2001, James Freeman, conductor
CRI CD 760
Louise Talma, "Diadem"
Da Capo Chamber Players on CD “Voices from Elysium”
New World Records 80543-2
Louise Talma, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"
with Jeremy Polmear, oboe and Diana Ambache, pianist
Naxos 8.559236
Dan Welcher, "Evening Scenes"
with Voices of Change, Dan Welcher, conductor
Crystal Records CD 704
Richard Wilson, "The Ballad of Longwood Glen"
with Nancy Allen - harp
CRI CD 602
David Amram Dominick Argento Harold Arlen Daniel Asia Frederick Ayres Victor Babin Ernst Bacon Samuel Barber Amy Chaney Beach Robert Beaser Christopher Berg Arthur Berger Irving Berlin Leonard Bernstein William Billings Susan Blaustein Marc Blitzstein William Bolcom Carrie Jacobs Bond Victoria Bond Alla Borzova Paul Bowles Daniel Brewbaker Claire Brook Dudley Buck Abe Burrows Ron Caltabiano Hoagy Carmichael John Alden Carpenter Elliott Carter Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco George Chadwick Theodore Chanler Paul Chihara Thomas Cipullo George M. Cohan Robert Convery Aaron Copland John Corigliano Henry Cowell Ruth Crawford Richard Cumming
Nathan Currier Norman Dello Joio David Diamond Lucia Dlugoszewski Celius Dougherty Jacob Druckman John Duke Vernon Duke Arthur Farwell Irving Fine William Flanagan Arthur Foote Stephen Foster Charles Fussell George Gershwin Gordon Getty Miriam Gideon Henry F. Gilbert Philip Glass Charles T. Griffes John Gruen Louis Gruenberg Daron Hagen Charles Harris Lou Harrison Victor Herbert Lee Hoiby Richard Hoyt Richard Hundley Chester Ide Charles Ives Jerome Kern William Kraft Meyer Kupferman Libby Larsen Tom Lehrer David Leisner Marvin David Levy Frank Loesser Edwin London Harvey W. Loomis Joel Mandelbaum
Edward MacDowell Paul Moravec Larry Moss John Musto Ethelbert Nevin Robert Paterson Stephen Paulus Daniel Pinkham Russel Platt Raoul Pleskow Cole Porter Bernard Rands Paul Reif Richard Rodgers Robert Rodriguez Ned Rorem Peter Sacco Gregory Sandow Ruth Schontal Gunther Schuller William Schuman David Sisco Larry Alan Smith Edwin Soule William Grant Still John Philip Sousa John Stromberg Warren Swenson Louise Talma Virgil Thomson Francis Thorne Nicholas Thorne Lester Trimble Harry von Tilzer Ben Weber Kurt Weill Hugo Weisgall Dan Welcher Richard Wilson Maury Yesten Judith Lang Zaimont
New York debut, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, October, 1969, James Levine, Pianist
Austin Boston Chicago Cleveland Dallas Sapporo
Houston Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami Minneapolis Tel Aviv
New York San Francisco St. Louis Washington Winston-Salem Zurich
Master Classes taught:
American Center, Paris California State University at Sacramento Cleveland Institute of Music Dartmouth College Eastman School of Music Harvard University Jordan Conservatory at Butler University Longy School, Cambridge Manhattan School of Music Meetings of the National Association of Teachers of Singing North Carolina School of the Arts Oberlin Conservatory Princeton University Ravinia Festival San Francisco Conservatory University of California at Los Angeles, Summer Vocal Institute University of Southern California University of Texas at Austin Westminster Choir College Yale University Also teach private students in New York
Carnegie Hall International Competition for the Performance of American Music Young Concert Artists Concert Artists Guild Walter A. Naumburg Competition, 1994, 1999 Poulenc Competition, 1999 Minnesota Composers Forum - Composers' Competition La Rochelle Festival - Contemporary Vocal Music Performance Competition Metropolitan Opera Regional Competitions National Association of Teachers of Singing Competitions Lola Hayes Competition Richard Tauber Competition