Canadian baritone Phillip Addis is praised for his creamy, bright, smooth voice as much as for his spell-binding, daring, yet sensitive interpretations. A rising star on the international stage, Addis has performed in opera, concerts and recitals throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.
Phillip and pianist Emily Hamper talk to Tutti Magazine's Philippe Banel about their January 11th recital at l'Amphithéâtre Bastille and his return to the Opéra Comique for a reprisal his highly acclaimed interpretation of Pelléas in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande from February 17 to 25.
"The three lieutenants – Addis as the French Lt. Audebert, Gabriel Preisser as the Scottish Lt. Gordon and Craig Irvin, as the German Lt. Horstmayer – all baritones singing in three different languages, brought convincing character and vocal heft to their considerable roles. Even in their multilingual ensembles, their individual personalities shone through."