Phillip Addis, baritone


Britten's War Requiem with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Giancarlo Guerrero

           Addis - Concert - Formal
photo: Anne de Haas

“Addis sang with a beautifully inflected voice
that was as rich and dark as chocolate.”

(Nashville Scene, 1 June 2015)

As French Lt. Audebert in the Opéra de Montréal production of Silent Night

“…Phillip Addis as his French counterpart, Lieutenant Audebert. Kudos to this gleaming baritone for making a passably interesting thing of an aria that dwells substantially on his need to get some shut-eye.” (Montreal Gazette, 18 May 2015)

“The French contingent are most ably represented by baritone Phillip Addis as Lieutenant Audebert who copes manfully with the demanding vocal profile of the role and especially the extensive range of his first-act photo aria while offering an understated and deeply-felt portrayal of the proud French officer.” (Bachtrack, 18 May 2015)

“Perhaps the most tender and touching moment, though one of many, is when Canadian baritone Phillip Addis, as French Lt. Audebert, sings of missing his beloved pregnant wife. The tenderness in both Puts’ music and Addis’ performance was heart-wrenching.” (Times Argus, 19 May 2015)

“Phillip Addis sang Audebert with lovely conviction.” (Musical Toronto, 20 May 2015)

Addis -
                                  Audebert - Silent Night
photo: Philip Groshong


As Billy Budd at the at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova

                                    -billy budd
photo: Patrick Vogel

The entire cast is commendable, notably the remarkable Billy Budd of Canadian baritone Phillip Addis, excellent in timbre nicely modulated, is able to bring together youth, intemperance, affection, the greyness of the fog and the brightness of the sea.  (, 18 April 2015)

The cast, all male of course, saw the excellent Phillip Addis take on the role of the beautiful, talented and good Billy Budd, a role he portrayed with a large and burnished voice. In particular his stage presence was believably unselfconscious and naïve, which almost overcame the tendency to ‘Desdemoniana’ that can sometimes weaken the nature of the character. (GBOpera Magazine, 20 April 2015)

Phillip Addis (Billy Budd) is a young artist with a remarkable dramatic and vocal; the timbre is beautiful, mellow and fluid, secure and well-articulated, very even throughout the different registers. His Billy Budd is a cheerful and sparkling boy, who can sing with joy and lightness; but he also is able to portray bewilderment, courage, and sadness, all performed with vocal intensity, emotion, and rich with exquisite nuance. (, 20 April 2015)



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