Described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a dignified and beautiful singer, bass-baritone Paul Max Tipton performs and records in opera, oratorio, chamber music and art song throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Recent recordings and engagements include Haydn’s Creation with Pacific Symphony, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Tokyo with Bach Collegium Japan, covering the title role in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Handel & Haydn Society under Raphaël Pichon, an album of Nicolaus Bruhns’s solo cantatas for bass with Masaaki Suzuki for the BIS label, the role of Phoebus in Bach Cantata No. 201, Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde with Dana Marsh and the Washington Bach Consort for the Acis label, Christus in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at Spoleto Festival USA, Plutone in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Göteborg Baroque, appearances with Cut Circle in Florence, Antwerp, and Berkeley along with several releases of works by Franco-Flemish composers for the Musique en Wallonie label, and the Bach Mass in B-Minor for Avie Records with Nicholas McGegan and Cantata Collective. In 2023–24 he records seventeenth-century German cantatas for the BIS label with Masaaki Suzuki, returns to Tokyo for Handel Messiah with Bach Collegium Japan, and is a soloist with Bach Collegium San Diego at the annual BachFest Leipzig in Germany. He holds an MMus from Yale University and resides in New York City.
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