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Phillip Addis

  • Baritone

Biography

Phillip Addis notable engagements from the 2007-2008 season include debuts with Atlanta Opera as Peter in Hänsel und Gretel, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Carolina, George in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men with Fort Worth Opera Festival, and Angelotti in Tosca with Calgary Opera. In concert, Mr. Addis appeared in Tannhäuser with Montréal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano, was presented in recital with Aldeburgh Connection in Toronto, the baritone soloist in Elijah with Amadeus Choir as well as Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer and Brahms Song of Triumph with Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.
Other notable engagements include Masetto in Don Giovanni with both Edmonton Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria, Julien in La colombe with Opéra de Marseille, and Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos with Vancouver Opera. Additionally, he has performed Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia for Pacific Opera Victoria, Julien in Chabrier’s L’etoile with Opéra de Montréal, and Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri, with both Opéra de Montréal and Cincinnati Opera. A former member of Opéra de Montreal’s Atelier Lyrique program, Phillip Addis has also toured extensively throughout eastern Canada with Atelier Lyrique’s opera productions.
In concert, he has performed Messiah with Edmonton Symphony, New Brunswick Symphony, and the Elora Festival Singers, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with both Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed Dichterliebe, Winterreise and Schwanengesang, most notably in Australia, at Queensland Music Festival with pianist Emily Hamper. Mr. Addis is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including First Prize in the 2004 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal’s Standard Life Competition, which also included seven other prizes including the SOCAN scholarship for the best performance of a Canadian work. In March 2006, he received the George London Foundation Encouragement award for a Canadian singer, and, also in 2006, he won First Prize in the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec’s Canadian Concerto Competition. Additionally, he was awarded the 2005 Joseph Rouleau award from the Montréal International Music Competition.