Philip Skinner



Mellifluous bass-baritone Philip Skinner” (Opera News) is enjoying a long distinguished career and his appearances include performances with the San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Dallas Opera, New York City Opera, La Monnaie, Teatro di San Carlo, Opéra de Nantes, and Victoria State Opera, as well as prominent orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. In recent seasons Skinner has sung Zaccaria in Nabucco and King Marke in Tristan und Isolde (both in concert) with the Claude Heater Foundation in San Francisco, Olin Blitch in Susannah with Festival Opera, Nikititsch in Boris Godunov with the San Francisco Symphony, Scarpia in Tosca with Sacramento Opera, Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande with West Edge Opera, the Speaker in The Magic Flute with Seattle Opera, Eric/Ghost of Bazzetti in Great Scott with San Diego Opera, Capulet in Roméo et Juliette with Madison Opera, Wotan/Gunther in the “Mini-Ring” with Minnesota Concert Opera, Kurtz in Heart of Darkness with Opera Parallèle, Iago in Otello with Livermore Valley Opera, Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper in Lulu and the Forester in Cunning Little Vixen with West Edge Opera, the title role in The Flying Dutchman at Livermore Valley Opera, the King in Aida with the Pacific Symphony, Casaubon in Middlemarch in Spring with Charlottesville Opera, as well as the bass solos in the Beethoven Ninth with the Santa Rosa Symphony and the bass solos in Dvořák’s The American Flag with the San Francisco Symphony. A graduate of Northwestern University, he received his master’s degree and the prestigious Performance Certificate from Indiana University.

Letter From Philip

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