Paul Gaugler studied at the Strasbourg Conservatory, his native town, and graduated at the Paris National Superior Conservatory for Music and Dance. Afterwards he joined the Academies of Ambronay and Royaumont. Winner of Vincenzo Bellini and Armel Opera competitions, he made his debut as Duca di Mantova from Rigoletto (Pilsen Opera, Szeged National Theater).
This 2021/22 season he notably sings Don José in Carmen (Lviv National Opera); the Dvorak Requiem (Lviv National Philharmonic); the title role Le Pauvre Matelot by Milhaud with two companies (Arcal tour ; Les Rencontres Lyriques de Genève) ; the title role Faust (Festival de Linières); Harlekin in Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Grand Théâtre d’Aix-en-Provence)…
He recreates the heroic title role Dante by Benjamin Godard (Saint-Étienne Opera house). He sings Pollione from Norma (Chisinau National Opera). He is Faust from La Damnation de Faust (Glyndebourne Festival cover; Compiègne Imperial Theater). He is Don José from Carmen (Lviv National Opera, Saint-Paul-de-Vence Festival). He sings Bacchus from Ariadne auf Naxos (Royaumont). He performs Boris from Kat'a Kabanova (European tour, awarded Best Lyrical Production by the Professional Critics Union). Hoffmann from Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Nuits du Mont Rome Festival); Gounod’s Faust (La Seine Musicale, Paris; Poznan Opera House); He tackles the role of Siegfried in an adaptation of the Ring (Reims Opera House, Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris). He is Janik, hero of Janacek's Diary of the One who Disappeared (Arcal tour, Île-de-France Festival).
He also sang: Harlekin from Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Aix-en-Provence Grand Theater), Tamino from Die Zauberflöte (Cannes Palace of Festivals); Octavio in L'Europe galante (Ambronay Festival, Vichy, Besançon, San Sebastián opera houses); Spakos from Cléopâtre by Massenet (Salle Cortot, Paris); Thésée from Ariane by Massenet (Louvre Oratoire, Paris); Junger Diener from Elektra and Ganiet from The Demon by Rubinstein (Bordeaux national opera house); Brabantischer Edler from Lohengrin (Montpellier national opera house); Heinrich der Schreiber from Tannhäuser (Rouen opera house).
He creates opera roles: Victor from Guru by Laurent Petitgirard (Szczecin opera house); Charles/Selim from Les Sacrifiées by Thierry Pécou (Arcal tour, Rouen, Massy, Reims opera houses…).
In concert, he sings Verdi's Requiem and Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Saint-Etienne Opera house); Stravinsky’s Threni (Bastille opera amphitheater); as well as galas (Lviv Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Bastia opera house, Institute of France etc.). He performs in Recital (Lviv National Philharmonic, Bordeaux national opera house etc.).
Paul Gaugler has worked with conductors: Sylvain Cambreling, Ivan Cherednichenko, William Christie, Paul Daniel, Ayrton Desimpelaere, Mihhail Gerts, David Molard-Soriano, Laurent Petitgirard, Rudolf Piehlmayer, David Reiland, Michael Schønwandt and stage directors: Dmitry Bertman, Alain Bézu, David Bobée, André Engel, Christian Gangneron, Louise Moaty, Julien Ostini, Jean-Romain Vesperini, Halyna Volovetska, Justin Way…
Paul Gaugler also records for the cinema, the soundtrack of the film Ténor by Claude Zidi Jr., on screen May 4. 2022.
Passionate about teaching, he is invited as a language (French) and vocal coach. Also he is regularly invited as a jury in conservatories and competitions.
Regularly Paul Gaugler participates in humanitarian musical projects (Council of Europe; CALMS-Les Voix solidaires; Artistes en Action; UNESCO…).