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Philippe Do, Tenor
Biography

Born in France of Vietnamese origin, Philippe Do made his debut with the Lyon National Opera. He sings on the most prestigious opera stages of the world : Scala of Milan, Bolchoï of Moscow, Marinsky of St Petersburg, Lincoln Center in New York, Opéra Comique and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Zurich Opera, Grand Théâtre of Geneva, Capitole of Toulouse, Venice La Fenice, San Carlo in Neaples, Vienna Volksoper, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Festspielhaus of Baden Baden, Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, Macerata Sferisterio, Chorégies d’Orange…

Philippe Do is a very much sought after singer for « the beauty of his lyric tenor voice with its refined mezza voce, and the purity of the style » (Alan Blyth in Opera) especially in the French and the belcanto repertoire. Thanks to an easy top and a strong middle register, as well as a formidable stage presence, he is at his best in such different works as Robert le Diable by Meyerbeer (in Sofia), Fra Diavolo (in Vienna, Paris), Carmen (in Paris, Macerata, Riga, Zurich) or Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti (in London).

Other recent appearances include Thérèse et La Navarraise by Massenet in Wexford, Perséphone by Stravinsky and Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy in Prague, Il Mondo della luna by Haydn in Monte Carlo, Anna Bolena by Donizetti in Budapest and Kosice with Edita Gruberova, Maria Stuarda by Donizetti and Genoveva by Schumann in Ostrava, Médée by Cherubini in Mainz, Das Land des Lächelns by Lehar in Lübeck, Roméo et Juliette by Gounod at La Fenice in Venice, Don Giovanni by Mozart in Roma, Les Pêcheurs de Perles in Verona, Moscow and St Petersburg…

Other roles include Gérald (Lakmé), Nemorino (L’Elisir d’amore), Faust Gounod and Berlioz, Des Grieux (Manon), Werther, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Le Chevalier de la Force (Le Dialogue des Carmélites), Gonçalve (L’Heure espagnole), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Tom (The Rake’s Progress), Lensky (Eugen Onegin), Alfredo (La Traviata), Duca (Rigoletto). He took part to many world premieres such as Elephant Man by Laurent Petitgirard at the State Opera in Prague, Le Premier Cercle by Gilbert Amy and Il Canto della Pelle by Claudio Ambrosini at the Lyon Opéra, Kwasi & Kwame by Jonathan Dove in Rotterdam.

Philippe has sung under the baton of Georges Prêtre, Evgeny Svetlanov, Gennady Rojdestvensky, Maurizio Benini, Christoph Eschenbach, Jan Latham König, Michel Plasson, Marc Minkowski, Alberto Zedda, Vladimir Jurowski, David Robertson, Claus Peter Flor, Christopher Hogwood… In concert, he has sung with prestigious orchestras : Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestre de Paris, Northern Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestre de Chambre of Geneva, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Dutch Radio VARA Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra…

This season (2015-16), he sings Roberto Devereux in Ostrava, Anna Bolena, Médée by Cherubini in Mannheim and Heilbronn, Verdi’s Requiem in Paris and Morocco, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten in Paris, Faust by Gounod and Gianni Schicchi by Puccini in Mainz.

His discography includes Noé and Carmen by Bizet (DVD Cascavelle and Dynamics), Clovis et Clotilde by Bizet (Naxos, Editor’s choice de Gramophon), Amadis de Gaule de J.C. Bach (Singulares), Lodoiska by Cherubini (Naïve), sacred works by Caillebotte (Hortus), Les Bayadères by Catel (Singulares), Adrien by Méhul (Qobuz), Guru by Laurent Petitgirard (Naxos, Choc de Classica), Le Premier Cercle by Amy (Harmonia Mundi), both Mozart’s and Gazzaniga’s Don Giovanni (Supraphon), Trouble in Tahiti by Bernstein (Calliope), Mathilde de Guise by Hummel (Brilliant Classics), Marie Magdeleine by Massenet (Cascavelle), Verdi’s Requiem (Koch), the Hyerodrams by Rigel (K617), orchestral songs by Jean Cras (Timpani) and a recital of French songs with Françoise Tillard (Ed. Maisonneuve & Larose).

Philippe Do holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris, and is a graduate from the Mannes College of Music in New York. He won several international competitions, including the prestigious “Toti dal Monte” competition in 2001. He is studying with legendary Mirella Freni.


 
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