Phillip Addis


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    “Baritone Phillip Addis communicated with intelligence and superb diction. He riveted whenever he took the stage, but particularly in the work’s final moments, as he described 'the pity of war.'”
    Cincinnati Enquirer, 12 May 2013, Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with the Cincinnati May Festival

    Praised for his creamy, bright, smooth voice, Canadian baritone Phillip Addis has established himself as a leading interpreter of opera, concert, and recital with his spell-binding, daring, yet sensitive performances throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Far East.

    This season Mr. Addis joins Toronto’s Against the Grain and the Edmonton Opera for the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro. He then goes to Italy to perform his signature-role, Pelléas in* Pelléas et Mélisande*, in Parma, Piacenza and Modena.

    Last season, Phillip Addis returned to the Vancouver Opera for Marcello in La Bohème and to the Canadian Opera...

    Phillip Addis [gave a] stunning performance as Lord Ruthven, the vampire. The handsome Addis...has a richly coloured baritone voice and the physical stature to play a convincingly gaunt, yet powerful villain. It is a daunting role with a demanding first act aria.
    The Globe and Mail, 1 August 2011, Marschner's Der Vampyr with the Festival de Lanaudière
    The star of the show is without a doubt Phillip Addis, whose theatrical expressions, exaggerated movements, and rich baritone brought the character of Figaro to life. In spite of the character’s inflated sense of self, Addis’ Figaro is instantly loveable and a pleasure to watch.
    The Wanderer Online, 30 October 2014, Barber of Seville with Edmonton Opera