DOE Masterclass with Tenor David Butt Philip
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21 June 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Durham Opera Ensemble is extremely excited to welcome the internationally renowed tenor, David Butt Philip to Durham! He will very generously give five 45-minute masterclasses to a selection of Durham’s best singers.
To apply for this wonderful opportunity, email Sophie Kidwell at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 13th June at midday, stating two pieces of repertoire that you would intend to sing in the masterclass.
David was born and brought up in Wells in Somerset and began his musical training as a chorister at Peterborough Cathedral. He trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio.
In Autumn 2014 David made his English National Opera debut as Rodolfo/La Bohème to huge critical acclaim.
From 2012-14 David was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House where his roles included Abdallo/Nabucco (with Placido Domingo), First Armed Man/Die Zauberflöte, Master of Ceremonies/Gloriana, Pang/Turandot, First Knight/Parsifal, Gastone/La Traviata, Apparition of a Youth/Die Frau ohne Schatten, 1er Commissaire/Dialogues des Carmélites and Offizier/Ariadne auf Naxos.
Since leaving the Programme he has returned to sing Grigory Otrepiev (Boris Godunov) for The Royal Opera.