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18 November 2018

Philip Sheffield makes his debut at the Oper Köln

Philip Sheffield makes his debut with the Oper Köln as Rev. Horace Adams in a new production of Peter Grimes, directed by Frederic Wake-Walker, and conducted by Nicholas Collon.

The premiere takes place on 25 November, with futher performances on 28, 30 November, 2, 6, 8 December.

This is Philip's third house debut and second new production of Peter Grimes this year!  

22 June 2018

Philip Sheffield makes his debut at the Teatro la Fenice

Philip Sheffield makes his debut at the Teatro La Fenice as Edward IV in Giorgio Battistelli's Richard III. The production originates from Opera Vlaanderen where Philip created the role in 2005 and was subsequently performed in Strasbourg. Robert Carsen returns to direct and Tito Ceccherini conducts.

Next season Philip makes his debut at the Opera Koln as Rev. Adams in Peter Grimes.

Performances take place on 29 June, 1, 3, 5, 7 July. The performance on 3 July will be broadcast live on World Concert Hall

9 February 2018

Philip Sheffield makes his debut at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo

Philip Sheffield makes his debut with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo as Rev. Horace Adams in Peter Grimes, directed by, and featuring in the title role, José Cura, and conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig.

The premiere takes place on 20 February, with futher performances on 23, 25 and 28 February.

Later this season Philip makes his debuts at the Teatro la Fenice and with Opera Zuid.

18 March 2017

A Child of Our Time in Oxford

Olivia Ray and Philip Sheffield perform Michael Tippett's secular oratorio A Child of Our Time with Oxford Harmonic Choir, conducted by Robert Secret.

The performance takes place at Oxford Town Hall on 25 March.

24 January 2017

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín

The UK premiere of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín takes place at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 28 January. The concert tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II, who performed the Verdi Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation.

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is a concert-drama that combines the magnificent music of Verdi with video testimony from survivors of the original Terezín chorus and footage from the 1944 Nazi propaganda film about Theresienstadt.

The concert will feature Gweneth Ann Rand, Alison Kettlewell, Philip Sheffield and Keel Watson, with the Durham Choral Society Orchestra, Durham University Orchestral Society, Durham Choral Society and University Chamber Choir, conducted by Murry Sidlin.

9 January 2017

Philip Sheffield jumps in with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Philip Sheffield joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, at short notice, as Simon in Birtwistle's The Last Supper.

The semi-staged performance at City Halls, Glasgow on 14 January will be conducted by Martyn Brabbins and directed by Victoria Newlyn.

3 December 2016

Philip Sheffield performs Dr Caius in Verdi's Falstaff

Philip Sheffield performs Dr Caius in a semi-staged performance of Verdi's Falstaff with Cambridge Philharmonic, conducted by Timothy Redmond and directed by Daisy Evans.

The performance takes place on 10 December at the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

15 July 2016

Philip Sheffield performs in A Midsummer Night's Dream in Japan

Philip Sheffield performs Snout in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan.

This lavish new production with an international cast is directed & designed by Antony McDonald and conducted by Yutaka Sado.

Performances take place on 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31 July 2016

18 March 2016

Philip Sheffield performs the Verdi Requiem

Philip Sheffield sings in the Verdi Requiem at G Live, Guildford with the combined choir of Salisbury Musical Society and Guildford Choral Society. Jonathan Willcocks conducts the performance in Guildford with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

For further information visit the Guildford Choral Society website.

11 March 2016

New Artist - Philip Sheffield

We are delighted to announce that the tenor Philip Sheffield has joined our roster for general management. Philip’s career has taken him all over the world from Buenos Aires to New York to Tokyo. He studied at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music and made his opera début under Roger Norrington in Monteverdi’s Orfeo. He was then invited to La Monnaie for L’incoronazione di Poppea which led to many engagements in Belgium, France and Germany. 

Highlights of recent seasons include Harry La fanciulla del West and Fireman 1 Between Worlds (world première) both for English National Opera, Čerevin From the House of the Dead for Opera national du Rhin and Rev. Horace Adams Peter Grimes for the Ópera de Oviedo.

In the current season Philip covers the role of The Major in the world première of Elena Langer’s Figaro Gets a Divorce for Welsh National Opera, and returns to the Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Japan as Snout A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Further ahead he performs Rev. Horace Adams Peter Grimes at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.