Paul Armin Edelmann's association with music began at an early age as the second son of the internationally renowned singer Otto Edelmann. As a child, he was a member and soloist of the famous Vienna Boys’ Choir. Later on he reinforced his musical studies by studying voice with his father at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Shortly after completing his studies he became a member of the Opera Theatre in Koblenz in Germany where he sang over 30 roles.
In 1998, Mr.Edelmann went freelance and moved back to Vienna. Since then he has sung at: the Vienna State Opera (Papageno in Die Zauberflöte), the Vienna Volksoper (Dr.Falke in Die Fledermaus and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte), the Teatro Real Madrid (Papageno), the Komische Oper Berlin (Fürst Ottokar in Weber’s Der Freischütz), the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels (Dottore Malatesta in Don Pasquale), the San Diego Opera (Dr. Falke and Papageno), the New National Theatre in Tokyo, the Opéra de Rouen, the Lincoln Center Festival in New York (Sciarrino’s Luci mie Traditrici), the state theatres in Darmstadt and Wiesbaden, and the opera houses in Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig, Dublin and the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, as well as the Palau de les Arts Valencia, the San Sebastian Festival, Hongkong Opera, and the Center of the Performing Arts, Beijing.
More recent performance venues have included the Opera National de Montpellier, the Prinzregententheater München, the Deutsche Oper Düsseldorf, and (in 2010) his debut as Eisenstein in J. Strauss's Die Fledermaus at the Staatsoper Stuttgart. He has also recently sung at the Teatro de la Maestranza Sevilla, Philharmonie Berlin, Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, Opera Montpellier and the Opera National du Rhin Strasbourg.
2013 will bring Edelmann´s debut at the Bregenzer Festspielen as Papageno in a new production of Die Zauberflöte, directed by David Pountney: and more evenings of Lieder in Eppan, Hamburg, München und Potsdam, as well as a return to the role of Eisenstein in the Post Finance-Classics Tour performances of Die Fledermaus, with Swiss appearances in Geneva, Basel, Zürich, Luzern und Bern.