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Philip Sheffield studied at Cambridge University and then the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music Opera Course before making his professional début as a soloist in L’incoronazione di Poppea for the Brussels opera in the Théâtre de la Monnaie. He sang Tom Rakewell in Robert Lapage’s new production of The Rake’s Progress at La Monnaie in Brussels. He then made his La Scala, Milan, début in Robert Carsen’s controversial production of Candide. He took the leading tenor rôle in Jonathan Dove’s new opera Kwasi and Kwame for OT Rotterdam, and sang Eisenstein in semi-staged performances of Die Fledermaus at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Salle Flagey in Brussels with the Vlaamse Radio Orchestra. He also sang in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung in Florence, Siena and Perugia with the Orchestra della Toscana. In 2008 he made his début in Lisbon at the Opera São Carlo singing The Prince, a leading rôle in Das Märchen by Emmanuel Nunes. He then appeared at Het Muziek Theater in Amsterdam for more performances of Kwasi and Kwame. Other engagements include his Japanese début singing Orlando in Haydn’s Orlando in Tokyo, the rôle of Dr Caius in Falstaff for the Vlaamse Opera, Alonso in Thomas Adès’ The Tempest at the Concertgebouw and a return to the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg for Richard III by Battistelli.

Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
MARKOPOULOS, Y.: Liturgy of Orpheus (The) Naxos
Choral - Secular

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