French-Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly is gaining international notoriety for his “beautiful, blooming tone and magnetic stage presence” (San Francisco Chronicle). Sly is the first prizewinner of the prestigious 2012 Concours Musical International de Montréal and a grand prizewinner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions singing the varied repertoire of Mozart, Bach, Handel, Stravinsky and Wagner. Recently, he was awarded Concert of the Year in Romantic, Post-Romantic and Impressionist Music at the 16th annual ceremony of the Prix Opus in Québec.
The evening’s programme is as follows:
-Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann
-Six songs from A Shropshire Lad by George Butterworth
-Three songs by Henri Duparc (Chanson Triste, La Vague et la Cloche, and Phydilé)
“Philippe Sly wields an impressive voice. Like the mythical John Henry’s hammer, it rings like silver in the upper register, the middle shines like gold, and his bass is firm as iron.” – Stanley Fefferman (Bachtrack)
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