Paul Ettore Tabone began performing from the age of 9 and throughout his education attained extraordinary grades in piano, voice and music theory. He was given the honour of the prestigious ‘Most Promising Voice for Music Theatre Award’, both in 2007 & 2009 at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
In 2009 Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Music Theatre from CQ University’s Conservatorium of Music and it proved to be a pinnacle year. He made his solo opera debut in Opera Queensland’s world premiere production of The Dirty Apple.
With a rising reputation as one of Australia’s most promising lyric tenors, Paul was also engaged to perform with Dmand Entertainment’s Tenorissimo.
In 2011 Paul was engaged in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to the acclaimed The Phantom of The Opera, Love Never Dies in the supporting principal role of ‘Squelch’. In the same year he also performed in Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne which is broadcast nationally every Christmas eve. Paul moved to Italy in 2012 where he was engaged as a soloist in Puccini’s renowned opera Turandot in Florence.
In September that year he performed at the New York City Centre, Teatro Menotti (Spoletto) and then Teatro Duse in Bologna with the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage Concert.
In 2014, Paul made his professional operatic debut as Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opera Națională București under the baton of Cristian Sand, with direction by Stephen Barlow. In April Paul performed as Tony in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story for the Teatro Carlo Felice (Genova) under the baton of Maestro Wayne Marshall and also in 2014 he made his debut as B.F Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Teatro dei Gigli (Lucca) in collaboration with the Puccini Foundation of Italy under the direction of Massimo Morelli.
Paul was a second prize winner at the 2013 International Vocal Competition Rinaldo Pellizoni and won the Public Choice Award at the 2014 Canto Festival at Teatro La Fenice (FM).
2015 proved to be another great year for the young tenor from Ingham, Queensland when he returned to the Opera Națională București for further performances as Duca Di Mantova in Stephen Barlow’s production of Rigoletto. And in the same year Paul was also invited to reprise the role of ‘Squelch’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg (Germany) called, Liebe Stirbt Nie - Phantom II.
In 2021 amidst the world wide pandemic, together with Producer Robin Smith, Paul released his debut album 'This is Me' which rose to #1 on the classical crossover charts in The Uk, USA & Australia. BBC dubbed Paul as "Australia's own Bocelli".
Paul has recently concluded a four-year contract at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s Glimmering West End in the role of Ubaldo Piango in the 33rd year of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera. Paul continues his success in the role of Ubaldo Piangi as he returns to Australia in the Lawrence Connor production of "The Phantom of The Opera" that will perform for a limited season at the Sydney Opera House & The Arts Centre Melbourne in 2021 & 2022.
Paul has established himself internationally as one of the West Ends and Broadways leading vocal coaches/teachers. Paul has studied the "Melocchi Technique" for the last 10 years under the guidance of Fulvio Massa (Bologna, Italy) as one of the last remaining practioners of this bel canto technique which assists all types of singers in many genres from Pop, Musical Theatre, Opera & Rock as well as vocal health rehabilitation.
Simone Sault grew up in Melbourne, first training in classical ballet at the National Theatre Ballet School, before beginning her professional stage career with the Australian Opera Ballet at the age of 18.
In 1999 Simone was asked to join Graeme Murphy’s prestigious Sydney Dance Company, dancing many principal roles during her six-year tenure, including a 2004 season of the critically acclaimed Ellipse in New York. The Sydney Morning Herald noted Simone’s triumph in Ellipse as, “an outstandingly vivacious performance.”
Simone has performed in many professional musical productions, including, Phantom of the Opera (Australia), Chicago (Australia and London), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (London), Sinatra (London Palladium), and ENO productions of On The Town (London and Paris.)
Simone has completed several films - most notably Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland with Oscar nominated director Tim Burton. Simone also had the honour of singing the demo track Take It All for director Rob Marshall’s film Nine.
Simone’s talents have made her a much sought after dance coach and creative/choreographer all over the world. Her creative roles have encompassed workshops for major West End productions such as The Wizard of Oz, Flashdance and Shoes. As well as choreographing for Love Never Dies (Hamburg), Sadler’s Wells’ Most Incredible Things with the Pet Shop Boys, Strictly Dance Fever for the BBC and the 2012 London Olympic Games ceremonies with Danny Boyle.
Simone has appeared in numerous television shows and commercials and has performed on world stages at prestigious awards shows.
"She combines everything a performer should, she excels in all aspects of her craft. She is a rare talent and I am proud to see her as one of the West End’s finest performers."
Stephen Mear, Choreographer,