Phillip Addis’ “burnished yet vibrant and agile voice touches all the chords of human emotion,” establishing him as one of Canada’s leading performers of opera, concert, and recital repertoire. He is acclaimed internationally for his interpretation of Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro (Dresden, Montreal, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton), where he sings “an impeccable antagonist”, and is recognized as “the ideal Pelléas of his generation” for his “eroticly charged” performances of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (Paris, London, Dresden, Hamburg, Cincinnati.)
His title roles include Billy Budd (Rome, Genova), Don Giovanni (Edmonton, Toronto) Eugene Onegin (Calgary), Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Edmonton), Werther (Montréal), and he has been featured in over forty roles, including Marcello in La Bohème (Basel, Toronto, Québec, Vancouver, Calgary), Jaufré Rudel in L’amour de loin for (Québec, Antwerp), Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Toronto), and as Frère Léon in St. François d’Assise with Yomiuri Nippon Orchestra in Tokyo.
His extensive concert experience includes the 2019 world premiere of Scott Good’s The Sleepers with London Sinfonia, Carmina Burana with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and Britten’s War Requiem with the Cincinnati May Festival, and the Britten LA/100 Festival. Addis has also given recitals worldwide with pianist, Emily Hamper; in 2020, they offered livestream recitals for the Brott Music Festival, Against the Grain Theatre, Stratford Summer Music, and the Stratford Symphony Orchestra. Together, Addis and Hamper are co-Artistic Directors of the Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy.