Philip Skinner return to OSJ during the 2018-19 season, appearing as The Bonze in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Most recently, Mr. Skinner was seen as Baron Douphol in the company’s 2017-18 production of Verdi’s La traviata. Other recent performances include a performance with Opera Parallèle as the Immigration Officer in Dove’s Flight, the Pacific Symphony as the King in Verdi’s Aida, and Charlottesville Opera as Casaubon in Shearer and Steven’s Middlemarch in Spring. He is currently at the Met covering Carbon in Alfano’s Cyrano di Bergerac.
In 2015, Mr. Skinner appeared in leading roles in two world premiere operas. First, he portrayed Fray Luis in Lisa Scola Prosek’s The Lariat (Winner of the NY Center for Contemporary Opera “Atelier” Award) in San Francisco. Next, he was Casaubon in Allen Shearer’s Middlemarch in Spring (Composers, Inc./Operasmiths) also in San Francisco. Additionally that year, he played George Benton in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Opera Parallèle, Priam in Berlioz’s Les Troyens with San Francisco Opera, Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Livermore Valley Opera, Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper in Berg’s Lulu with West Edge Opera, Kurtz in O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness with Opera Parallèle, Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto with West Bay Opera, and Holst’s Death in Savitri with Festival Opera. He also sang the bass solos in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Santa Rosa Symphony and was the special guest soloist in a concert with the Adler Fellows of San Francisco Opera (Skinner was an Adler Fellow in 1986-87).
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