An Interview with Paul Groves

June 1, 2024, 4:00 pm

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Portrait of Paul Groves looking over his right shoulder directly into camera; dark jacket, white shirt, lavender colored background.
Paul Groves (Photo courtesy of artist)

The distinguished American tenor joins WFMT to share favorite recordings from his discography including one of his signature works, Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. Now in the fourth decade of his career, Paul Groves stars in the title role of Philp Glass’s rarely performed Galileo Galilei this summer at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Learn more HERE.

Paul Groves and Dmitri Hvorostovsky perform the duet from Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers.


All selections feature tenor Paul Groves.

Henri Duparc: Sérénade
Roger Vignoles, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Hier soll ich dich denn sehen” from Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras

Amy Beach: Give Me Not Love 
Lauren Flanigan, soprano
Christopher O’Riley, piano

Jake Heggie: Here and Gone
III. Stars
VI. Because I Liked You Better
Dawn Harms, violin
CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola
Emil Miland, cello
Jake Heggie, piano

Duparc: Soupir
Duparc: Le Manoir de Rosemonde
Duparc: Chanson Triste
Duparc: Phidylé
Roger Vignoles, piano

Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
Part II, “Take me away”
Part I, “Sanctus fortis…I can do no more”
Hallé Choir, Youth Choir and Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder