British Tenor, Philip Sheffield, is renowned internationally for his vocal versatility, acting ability and intensity. After an early career singing lyric roles all over the world he is most often found these days exploring the murkier side of life as a tenor!
In 2018 he sang The Reverend Adams in “Peter Grimes” at the Opera Monte Carlo with Jose Cura as Grimes and conducted by Jan Latham Koenig. He then played Edward IV in “Richard III” at La Fenice in Venice. This outstanding production by Robert Carsen of Giorgio Battisteli’s opera was picked as one of the Opera’s of the Year by “Operawire”
In November he sang The Reverend Adams for Köln Opera in a new production by Frederic Wake – Walker conducted by Nicholas Collon. This was universally praised in Germany and was Opera Koln’s “production of the year” for 2018.
Recent engagements include “A Midsummer Nights Dream” at the Hyogo performing arts centre in Japan in a new production by Anthony McDonald , Simon in Harrison Birtwistle’s “The Last Supper” in Glasgow with Martyn Brabbins and The BBC Scottish Orchestra, performances of the Verdi Requiem in Durham Cathedral.
Two recent releases are a new DVD out of the opera “Claude” from the Opera de Lyon and a CD recording of Eric Chisholm’s “Simoon” featuring Philip, Jane Irwin and Damien Thantrey which has just been released in January of 2017.
The Rhine gold, guarded by three nymphs, holds immeasurable power. When the dwarf Alberich renounces love to steal it, he unwittingly sparks a battle for domination which will stretch from the depths of the river to the mountaintop home of the gods.
Director Julia Burbach and Music Director Peter Selwyn reunite after their award-winning production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Grimeborn 2018) with a new, contemporary take on the curtain-raiser to Wagner‘s Ring Cycle.
Jonathan Dove‘s acclaimed orchestration is performed in London for the first time since its premiere in the 1990s, with 18 live musicians from the Orpheus Sinfonia and an exceptional cast of singers, many of whom are giving role debuts.
Philip Sheffield – Loge
Claire Barnett-Jones – Fricka/Wellgunde
Gareth Brynmor John – Donner