Philippe Do


Born in France of Vietnamese origin, Philippe Do made his debut with the Lyon National Opera. He sings on the most prestigious opera stages of the world : Scala of Milan, Bolchoï of Moscow, Marinsky of St-Petersburg, Lincoln Center in New-York, Opéra-Comique and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Zurich Opera, Grand-Théâtre of Geneva, Capitole of Toulouse, Venice La Fenice, San Carlo in Neaples, Vienna Volksoper, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Festspielhaus of Baden-Baden, Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, Macerata Sferisterio, Chorégies d’Orange…

Philippe Do is a very much sought-after singer for « the beauty of his lyric tenor voice with its refined mezza-voce, and the purity of the style » (Alan Blyth in Opera) especially in the French and the belcanto repertoire. Thanks to an easy top and a strong middle-register, as well as a formidable stage presence, he is at his best in such different works as Robert le Diable by Meyerbeer (in Sofia), Fra Diavolo (in Vienna, Paris), Carmen (in Paris, Macerata, Riga, Zurich) or Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti (in London).

Recent appearances include Thérèse et La Navarraise by Massenet in Wexford, Genoveva by Schumann and Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy in Prague, Il Mondo della luna by Haydn in Monte-Carlo, Anna Bolena by Donizetti in Budapest and Kosice with Edita Gruberova, Das Land des Lächelns by Lehar in Lübeck, Roméo et Juliette by Gounod at La Fenice in Venice, Don Giovanni by Mozart in Roma, Les Pêcheurs de Perles in Verona, Moscow and St Petersburg, Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy in Prague.

His roles also include Gérald (Lakmé), Nemorino (L’Elisir d’amore), both Faust by Gounod and Berlioz, Des Grieux (Manon), Werther, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Le Chevalier de la Force (Le Dialogue des Carmélites), Gonçalve (L’Heure espagnole), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Rodolfo (Bohème), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Tom (The Rake’s Progress), Lensky (Eugen Onegin), Alfredo (Traviata), Duca (Rigoletto)… He took part to many world-premieres such as Elephant Man by Laurent Petitgirard at the State Opera in  Prague, Le Premier Cercle by Gilbert Amy and Il Canto della Pelle by Claudio Ambrosini at the Lyon Opéra, Kwasi & Kwame by Jonathan Dove in Rotterdam.

Philippe has sung under the baton of Georges Prêtre, Evgeny Svetlanov, Gennady Rojdestvensky, Maurizio Benini, Christoph Eschenbach, Jan-Latham König, Michel Plasson, Marc Minkowski, Alberto Zedda, Vladimir Jurowski, David Robertson, Claus-Peter Flor, Christopher Hogwood… In concert, he has sung with prestigious orchestras : Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestre de Paris, Northern Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre de Chambre of Geneva, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Dutch Radio VARA Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra…

During the season 2014/15, he sings Maria Stuarda by Donizetti in Prague and Ostrava, Traviata in Ostrava as well as Genoveva by Schumann, Anna Bolena by Donizetti, L’Amant anonyme by Chevalier St Georges in Martinique, Mozart’s Requiem in Paris.

His discography includes Noé et Carmen by Bizet (DVD Cascavelle and Dynamics), Clovis et Clotilde by Bizet (Naxos, Editor’s choice de Gramophon), Amadis de Gaule de J.C. Bach (Singulares), Lodoiska by Cherubini (Naïve), Les Bayadères by Catel (Singulares), Adrien by Méhul (Qobuz), Guru by Laurent Petitgirard (Naxos, Choc de Classica), Le Premier Cercle by Amy (Harmonia Mundi), both Mozart’s and Gazzaniga’s Don Giovanni (Supraphon), Trouble in Tahiti by Bernstein (Calliope), Mathilde de Guise by Hummel (Brilliant Classics), Marie-Magdeleine by Massenet (Cascavelle), Verdi’s Requiem (Koch), the Hyerodrams by Rigel (K617), orchestral songs by Jean Cras (Timpani) and a recital of French songs with Françoise Tillard (Ed. Maisonneuve & Larose).

Philippe Do holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris, and is a graduate from the Mannes College of Music in New York.  He won several international competitions, including the prestigious “Toti dal Monte” competition in 2001. He is studying with legendary Mirella Freni.