Originally from Victoria, BC, baritone Paul Winkelmans has sung professionally across Canada, both chorally and as a soloist. He completed his music studies at the University of Manitoba and McGill University before moving to Toronto in 2017 to pursue singing full-time. His recent opera roles include Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Manitoba Underground Opera), Schaunard in Puccini’s La Boheme (Fraser Lyric Opera), Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Manitoba Underground Opera), and Frank in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Opera McGill). Highlights of his concert work include the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, and Fauré’s Requiem. He is currently working as a freelance singer in Toronto, ON, where he has sung with The Elmer Iseler Singers, The Amadeus Choir, MYOpera, and Shoestring Opera.