Philippe Castagner posseses a tenor voice of exceptional quality that he employs with immense taste and musicality. He joined the Lindermann Young Artits Program in 2002 and has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera on a regular basis during the past decade.
North American operatic engagements include: Beppe (I Pagliacci) at the Metropolitan Opera, Portland Opera and Vancouver Opera; Tamino at Arizona Opera and Vancouver Opera; Acis at the NYCO; and Madman (Wozzeck) and Solo Quartet (The Enchanted Island) with the Metropolitan Opera. In 2008, Philippe Castagner made his European opera debut as Ferrando at Bilbao (ABAO).
This past spring, he made his debut in Ireland as Danilo in TheMerry Widow in Dublin. This coming autumn finds in Trenton, New Jersey as Alfred in Die Fledermaus and des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon for the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
North American concert engagements include: L’Enfant et les Sortileges; the Messiah, Freddy (My Fair Lady) with the New York Philharmonic; Beethoven Symphony No.9 and Carmen with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Les Troyens (Hylas) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival; Messiah and Die Schone Mullerin at Carnegie Hall; and Beethoven Symphony No.9 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
European concert engagements include: Berlioz Romeo et Juliette with the Academia Santa Caecilia.
Conductors with whom Philippe Castanger has worked include: William Christie; Gustavo Dudamel; Charles Dutoit; Louis Langree; James Levine; Loren Maazel; Nicholas McGegan; and Michael Tilson Thomas.