Phillip Addis

— Baritone

Likewise, Phillip Addis (Pelléas) mastered the not-easily-articulated, free-speeking metre of the prose text and focused on the sound. The young Canadian Phillip Addis enraptured his beloved with the bright-coloured tenorial baritone of his erotically charged voice, singing: "Oh, comme tu dis cela ! Vois ta ta voix! Elle est plus fraîche et plus Franche que l'eau" ("Ah, the way you say that ! Your voice , your voice! It is cooler and clearer than water.")
Operapoint.com, 27 January 2015, Pelléas et Mélisande with the Semperoper Dresden

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

"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

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


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, Phillip Addis returns to the Vancouver Opera for Marcello in La Bohème and to the Canadian Opera Company as Schaunard in the same opera. In concert, Mr. Addis will perform the baritone solos in Fauré’s Requiem with the London Symphonia . . .

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