23/24 Season Artist
Paul Shipper is a Grammy nominated singer, instrumentalist stage director and coach. In his confused career, he has performed in all 50 states and 17 countries with early music groups, theater, dance, contemporary chamber ensembles and opera companies. The early music groups he has performed with include El Mundo, Ex Umbris, Apollo’s Fire, Pomerium, Early Music New York, The Harp Ensemble, Bottom’s Dream and Tragicomedia. He has also toured extensively with dance ensembles Shadowdance, Mark Morris Dance Group and The New York Baroque Dance Company. In the opera world he has performed dozens of low bass roles in 17th and 18th century repertoire, along with standard operatic character roles from Mozart to Verdi, Berlioz, Rossini, Donizetti, Dvorak and Stravinsky. He has directed operas for The NY Continuo Collective, Juneau Lyric Opera, Bronx Opera, Opera Orpheus and at various universities. As well as his concert work on vocals, lute, guitar, recorder, flute, winds and percussion, he can be heard on over 60 recordings for Dorian, Caedmon, Windham Hill, Sono Luminus, RCA, Harmonia Mundi, Ex Cathedra and Naxos, and on soundtracks for museums and library exhibits, PBS, HBO, Showtime’s hit series The Tudors and various bad horror movies.