Baritone Phillip Brown makes his Royal Opera solo debut in the 2016/17 Season as an Apprentice (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). He sings regularly with the Royal Opera Extra Chorus.
Brown studied French and German at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar, and went on to study singing at the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar. He currently combines his work with the Royal Opera Extra Chorus with a solo career in oratorio, opera and recital. Operatic roles include Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Sempronio (Haydn’s Lo speziale), Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Damon (Acis and Galatea), numerous roles in King Arthur, Pâris (La Belle Hélène) and Moore (Lampe’s The Dragon of Wantley). In Switzerland he has performed roles in operettas by Strauss, Hahn, Ganne and Offenbach.
Brown performs regularly in contemporary music. He has given premieres of and recorded a number of works by Steve Reich, and appeared in celebrations of Reich’s 80th birthday at Carnegie Hall.