Paul Gaugler studied at the Strasbourg Conservatory, his native town, and graduated at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. Afterwards he joined the Academies of Ambronay and Royaumont and perfected his skills with Ludovic Tézier, Christian Tréguier and Viorica Cortez. He won prizes in Vincenzo Bellini and Armel Opera competitions.

As a heroic tenor, he sang Radamès in Aïda and Pollione in Norma (Chisinau National Opera), Don José in Carmen (Lviv National Opera), Faust in La Damnation de Faust (revival at the Glyndebourne Festival), the title role Dante (Opéra de Saint-Étienne), Boris in Katia Kabanova, (Grand prix du Syndicat de la Critique) (Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris and tour), Siegfried in an adaptation of The Ring (Opéra de Reims, Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris), the title role in Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Théâtre de Saint-Dizier), Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos (Royaumont). With the national company ARCAL, he plays the title role in Le Pauvre Matelot and Janik, hero from The Diary of the one who disappeared.

He also sang: Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto (Pilsen Opera, Szeged National Theater), Harlekin in Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Aix-en-Provence Grand Theater), Tamino in Die Zauberflöte (Cannes Palace of Festivals), Octavio in L'Europe galante (Ambronay Festival, Vichy, Besançon, San Sebastián opera houses), Brabantischer Edler in Lohengrin (Montpellier national opera house); Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser (Rouen opera house), Ganiet in The Demon (Prix Claude Rostand) by Rubinstein, Junger Diener in Elektra (Bordeaux national opera house).

He creates opera roles: Victor in Guru by Laurent Petitgirard (Szczecin opera house), Charles/Selim in Les Sacrifiées by Thierry Pécou (Arcal tour, Rouen, Massy, Reims opera houses…), Evezhiad in Le Royaume d’Awen by Sylvie Biaggioni (record/book).

Paul Gaugler also records for the cinema, the soundtrack of the film Ténor, 2022.

In concert, he sings Verdi's Requiem and Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Saint-Etienne Opera house), la Petite Messe solennelle (Münchner Symphoniker, Les Invalides, Paris), Stravinsky’s Threni (Bastille Opera Amphitheater), the Dvorak’s Requiem (Lviv National Philharmonic), 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, Victoria Memorial Hall in Calcutta…).

2023/24: Paul Gaugler sings Erster Jude in Salome at the Opéra-Théâtre Eurométropole de Metz, direction: Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer, staging: Joël Lauwers ; Alfredo in La Traviata at the Festival Les Pierres lyriques, musical direction: Samuel Jean ; Lenski in Eugene Onegin at the Festival Rencontres musicales du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil, direction: David Molard-Soriano, staging: Constance-Clara Guibert ; and on tour with ARCAL,  he sings the title role again in Le Pauvre Matelot.

Professional cooperation :

Paul Gaugler has worked with conductors: Gaspard Brécourt, Sylvain Cambreling, Ivan Cherednichenko, William Christie, Paul Daniel, Ayrton Desimpelaere, Nicolae Dohotaru, Pierre Dumoussaud, Nicolas Krauze, Lucie Leguay, Mihhail Gerts, David Molard-Soriano, Laurent Petitgirard, Rudolf Piehlmayer, David Reiland, Michael Schønwandt, Paul-Emmanuel Thomas, Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer, and stage directors: Róbert Alföldi, Nicola Berloffa, Dmitry Bertman, Alain Bézu, David Bobée, André Engel, Christian Gangneron, Alain Garichot, Joël Lauwers, Louise Moaty, Julien Ostini, Jean-Romain Vesperini, Halyna Volovetska, Justin Way…