Paul Karaitis is a versatile singer with international solo credits in oratorio, opera, the concert stage, and in the recording studio. He is in demand as a performer in works such as Mozart's Requiem, Bach's B-Minor Mass, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Haydn's Creation and Seasons, Verdi's Manzoni Requiem, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and Orff's Carmina Burana. He has had numerous appearances with the Seattle Opera and performed with the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Carmina Burana since its premiere production in 1993 and in debuts at the Kennedy Center and at the International Arts Festival in Melbourne, Australia. He has also appeared as a guest soloist in other works with PNB including the premiere and revivals of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, to Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins.
His performance credits include organizations such as the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Eugene Ballet, the Victoria (B.C.) Symphony, the Northwest Boys Choir, Seattle Opera Association, Portland Opera, Ballet Idaho, and the Pittsburgh (PA) Ballet. He has recorded several commercially-available CDs as soloist with the Seattle Choral Company.
He is also active in the recording studio, singing for recent projects as varied as the popular video games Halo II and Halo III, Ancient Empires III, Peggle, and several in the Star Wars series, background music used in numerous film trailers and TV shows such as Alias and Stargate SG-1, to feature films including Exorcist: The Beginning, The Celestine Prophecy, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Hellboy I, Master & Commander, Ghost Rider I, The Forbidden Kingdom, and the recent Mirror, Mirror with music by eight time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken.
He is one of a select few with multiple performance credits singing all male solos (tenor and baritone) in Carmina Burana.