Paul Gaugler studied in the Conservatoire de Strasbourg and graduated from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. He had determining artistic meeting with Rockwell Blake, Christian Tréguier and Ludovic Tézier. Award-winner of both Vincenzo Bellini and Armel Opera competitions, he made his debut as Duca di Mantova from Rigoletto (Pilzen Opera, Szeged National Theatre).
During Season 2019/2020, he sings Pollione from Norma at the National Opera of Chisinau; Lenski from Eugene Oneguine by David Molard-Soriano at the Festival de Beauregard ; Spakos from Cléopâtre by Massenet at Salle Cortot, Paris ; the title role Faust by Gounod at the Poznan Opera ; several galas (Bastia Opera, Institut de France, etc…). Highlighting the German repertoire, he performs in Recital with pianist Jean-Marc Fontana at the Opéra national de Bordeaux.
Paul Gaugler discovers his true artistic nature and his heroic voice with the director André Engel who entrusts him with the role of Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at Royaumont and later, Boris in Kat'a Kabanova (touring production in Europe, awarded Best Lyrical Production by the Professional Critics Union). In the process, he was very successful singing Siegfried in an adaptation of the Ring at the Opéra de Reims and at the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris.
In 2019, he recreated the title role Dante by Benjamin Godard, by Mihhail Gerts and Jean-Romain Vesperini at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne (not performed since its creation in Paris in 1890) ; He is Faust (cover) from La Damnation de Faust at the Glyndebourne Festival.
Musician of his time, he also created opera roles: Charles / Selim from Les Sacrifiées by Thierry Pécou and Christian Gangneron on tour (Arcal, Opéras de Rouen, Massy, Reims…), as well as the role of Victor from Guru by Laurent Petitgirard at the Szczecin Opera.
Among his other roles are Tamino from Die Zauberflöte at Palais des Festivals de Cannes ; Faust by Berlioz at Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne ; Don José from Carmen (Festivals de Saint-Paul-de-Vence, de Cluny, Palais de Yaoundé) ; Hoffmann from Les Contes d'Hoffmann at Festival Nuits du Mont Rome ; Faust by Gounod at La Seine Musicale, Paris ; Octavio from L'Europe galante by William Christie (Ambronay, Opéras de Vichy, Besançon, San Sebastián) ; Junger Diener from Elektra by Paul Daniel and Justin Way, Ganiet from Rubinstein’s Demon by Paul Daniel and Dmitry Bertman at the Opéra national de Bordeaux ; Brabantischer Edler from Lohengrin by Michael Schønwandt at the Opéra national de Montpellier ; Octavio from Campra's L'Europe Galante by William Christie (Ambronay, Operas de Vichy, Besançon, San Sebastián). His incarnation of Janik, the hero of Janacek's Diary of one who disappeared, directed by Louise Moaty (Arcal, La POP, Festival d'Île-de-France ...) is particularly welcomed.
In concert, he sang many works, including Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony by David Reiland at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne ; Stravinsky’s Threni by Sylvain Cambreling at the Bastille Opera Amphitheater ; as well as many galas, including the Shanghai Symphony Hall…
Paul Gaugler is also invited as a jury in Music School and Competitions such as the Lviv W. Slypak Competition and the Paris Music Competition.