“Wunderbar sensibler Tenorgesang mit Wucht und Energie” – 2020 – NMZ.de
“wonderfully sensitive Tenor voice with warmth and energy”
“was für ein grandioser Charaktersänger er ist” – Bachtrack
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 less glamorous side of life as a tenor!
In spite of the problems caused by Covid 19 he sang the challenging 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 . This was streamed live on 27th November 2021. In recent seasons he has sung Loge for Grimeborne , The Reverend Adams in “Peter Grimes” at the Opera Monte Carlo with Jose Cura as Grimes and conducted by Jan Latham Koenig, 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”
He also 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.
Other 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 and the role of Loge in “Das Rheingold” in London .
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 was released in January of 2017.
Philip is now also the Artistic director of HGO.
in 2022 he is recording the sound track for a new operatic animated film and he will sing “On Wenlock Edge” by Ralph Vaughan Williams with the Czech Philharmonic Quartet and the pianist Jonathan Powell in the Levoca Festival in Slovakia . He will also be singing with the LPO at the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 26th of November as one of the soloists in Vaughan Williams “Serenade to Music ” conducted by Ed Gardner.