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 2020 he will sing the role of Zivny in Janacek’s opera “Osud” at the Janacek Theatre in Brno in a new production by the esteemed opera director Robert Carsen .
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.
Philip is now also the Artistic director of HGO – Hampstead Garden Opera
Brno – Janacek Theatre
Director – Robert Carsen
Role – Zivny