Paul Gaugler studied at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg and graduated at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. He then joined 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).
He sings Pollione from Norma (Chisinau National Opera). He is Faust (cover) from La Damnation de Faust (Glyndebourne Festival). He recreates the title role Dante by Benjamin Godard directed by Mihhail Gerts and Jean-Romain Vesperini (Opéra de Saint-Étienne). Director André Engel entrusts him for both roles of Bacchus from Ariadne auf Naxos at Royaumont and Boris from Kat'a Kabanova (touring production in Europe, awarded Best Lyrical Production by the Professional Critics Union). He tackles the role of Siegfried in an adaptation of the Ring (Opéra de Reims, Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris). He is Janik, hero of Janacek's Diary of the One who Disappeared, directed by Louise Moaty (Arcal tour, La POP, Festival d’Île-de-France).
He also sang: Tamino from Die Zauberflöte (Palais des Festivals de Cannes); Berlioz's Faust (Imperial Theater of Compiègne); Don José from Carmen (Festivals of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Cluny, Yaoundé); Hoffmann from Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Festival Les Nuits du Mont Rome); Gounod’s Faust (Poznan Opera, La Seine Musicale, Paris); Spakos from Cléopâtre by Massenet (Salle Cortot, Paris); Octavio in L'Europe galante conducted by William Christie (Ambronay Festival, Vichy Operas, Besançon, San Sebastián); conducted by Paul Daniel, Junger Diener from Elektra directed by Justin Way and Ganiet from The Demon by Rubinstein directed by Dmitry Bertman (Opéra national de Bordeaux); Brabantischer Edler in Lohengrin conducted by Michael Schønwandt (Opéra national de Montpellier); Heinrich der Schreiber from Tannhäuser directed by Rudolf Piehlmayer and David Bobée (Opéra de Rouen).
He creates opera roles: Victor from Guru by Laurent Petitgirard (Szczecin Opera); Charles/Selim from Les Sacrifiées by Thierry Pécou on tour (Arcal, Operas of Rouen, Massy, Reims…).
In concert, he sings Verdi's Requiem and Beethoven's 9th Symphony conducted by David Reiland (Saint-Etienne Opera); Stravinsky’s Threni conducted by Sylvain Cambreling (Amphitheater of the Opéra Bastille); as well as galas (Shanghai Symphony Hall, Opera de Bastia, Institut de France…). He performs in Recital with the pianist Jean-Marc Fontana (Opéra national de Bordeaux).
Paul Gaugler has notably worked with conductors Mihhail Gerts, Paul Daniel, Michael Schønwandt, David Reiland, Rudolf Piehlmayer, David Molard-Soriano, Laurent Petitgirard, William Christie, Sylvain Cambreling and stage directors Dmitry Bertman, André Engel, Jean-Romain Vesperini, Louise Moaty, Alain Bézu, Christian Gangneron, Justin Way, David Bobée…
Paul Gaugler, passionate about teaching, is regularly invited as a jury in conservatories and competitions (Lviv W. Slypak Competition; Paris Music Competition…). He regularly participates in humanitarian musical projects (Council of Europe; UNESCO…).
Soon, 2020/21: Lenski in Eugene Oneguine at the Festival de Beauregard; Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Auditorium de Bordeaux, The Diary of the one who disappeared on tour, Harlekin in Der Kaiser von Atlantis at the Grand Théâtre d'Aix-en-Provence...