Osud – 2021 – Janacek Theatre – Brno – Robert Carsen

“Philip Sheffield als alter Janáček zeigt in den kurzen Gesangseinlagen, was für ein grandioser Charaktersänger er ist, vor allem was für ein Sängerschauspieler. Wie von einem inneren Feuer erleuchtet strahlen seine Augen beim Wort Erinnerung.” – Bachtrack

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“Here the production is well served by Casari and Sheffield, who are similar enough vocally to make us believe that they are the same character; and  both handle the high-lying role with elan.”

Osud – 2020 – Janacek Festival – Brno


“Wunderbar sensibler Tenorgesang mit Wucht und Energie” – 2020 

“A wonderfully sensitive Tenor sound with warmth and energy”


O roli Živného se podělili tenoristé Enrico Casari a Philip Sheffield – Ital byl i hlasově uvěřitelným, silně exaltovaným hrdinou, Angličan se skvěle stylizoval do stárnoucího člověka, který vzpomíná na dávné výbuchy citů a na závěr jim znovu podlehne.

Tenor Enrico Casari and Philip Sheffield shared the role of Živný – the Italian was also a vocally believable, strongly exalted hero, the Englishman perfectly styled himself into an ageing man who remembers ancient outbursts of emotion and finally succumbs to them again.

From Die Presse ; https://www.pressreader.com/austria/die-presse/20201001/282114934023341

Unter Chefdirigent Marko Ivanovic spielt das Mährische Nationaltheater seine höchst profunden Kapazitäten in Chor und Orchester aus. Scharf gezeichnete Charaktere beherrschen die Szene: der Engländer Philip Sheffield als alter ˇZivn´y, der Italiener Enrico Casari als dessen jugendliches AlterEgo, die Tschechin Alˇzbˇeta Pol´ackov´a als liebende Mila und die aus Wien gebürtige Natascha Petrinsky als deren bitterböse Mutter.

Under chief conductor Marko Ivanovic the Moravian National Theater Orchestra and choir perform at a profound level . Sharply drawn characters dominate the scene: the English Philip Sheffield as old ˇZivn´y, the Italian Enrico Casari as his youthEgo, the Czech Alˇzbˇeta Pol´ackov´a as a loving Mila and Natascha Petrinsky, who was born in Vienna , as their bitterly angry mother.


“Sheffield’s singing was very expressive, the vocal line was expertly crafted”

“Sheffield  produced a superb acting performance as Živny as he wandered through the narrative reacting to his younger self and trying to give shape to his memories in the first two acts, and then breaking down under the emotional weight of his past in the final act.” 

Loge – Das Rheingold – 2019

“The Loge of  Philip Sheffield has a keenly projected sound and fine diction”

Richard Laing – The Wagner Society – 2019

“Philip Sheffield’s dapper, weaselly Loge is memorably acted, voiced with a distinctive metallic edge which rather suits this sharp dealer in spin.”

Das Rheingold – Grimeborne – 2019 

Theatre Cat

“Avant d’être évincé, est un Edward IV vaillant à l’aigu, même lorsque la partition lui demande des notes violentes, ou des défaillances à la voix.”  

La Fenice – Venice – 2018 – Richard III


” En effet, la wagnérienne Jane Irwin (Biskra) fulmine sans faillir face au ténor Philip Sheffield (Yusuf), rond et nuancé. “


“Philip Sheffield is an experienced lyric tenor with a wide range of roles, and  he created a wonderful picture of Loge as the wily eternal trickster.”

London 2019 – Grimeborne – Das Rheingold



Glasgow 2016

Annaclase.com -2017

“Philip Sheffield and Charlie Drummond chillingly effective in delivering the supporting roles.”

Scotsman – 2016

Laurent Alvaro, Rémy Mathieu, Philip Sheffield sont excellent 

Claude – Opéra de Lyon – 2013 – www.webtheatre.fr

Philip Sheffield tackled the demanding role of Gerontius with dramatic flair

 Elgar – Dream of Gerontius – Highgate Choral Scociety – New Camden Journal – 2012

The two outstanding male soloists, Philip Sheffield and Peter Savidge

 Britten War Requiem –  Ripon Cathedral – Yorkshire Post – 2012

Impecable Philip Sheffield

Tichon – Katya Kabanova – Teatro Colon – “Le Nacion” – 2010

(Impecable Philip Sheffield para dar con el sojuzgado y carente de carácter esposo de Kátia, y bien logrado el gran desplante y la naturalidad de los cantantes Reinhard Dorn (bajo) y Mark Duffin y David Curry (tenores), en sus respectivos personajes.)

Le Excellent Philip Sheffield

 Dr. Cauis – Falstaff – Vlaamse Opera – 2010 – “Le Libre” 


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