ENO1920 Rusalka: David Butt Philip

David Butt Philip


David Butt Philip was born and brought up in Wells, Somerset, and began his musical training as a chorister at Peterborough Cathedral.  He studied at the RNCM, RAM and the National Opera Studio and was also a Samling Scholar in 2009.

Currently for ENO: José (Feb 25 & 27) Carmen, Prince Rusalka

Previously for ENO: War Requiem, Pinkerton Madam Butterfly, Rodolfo La bohème, Opera For All gala.

Career Highlights

Recent roles include: title role Der Zwerg (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Froh Das Rheingold (Teatro Real); Grigory Boris Godunov (ROH); title role Hamlet (Oper Köln); Earl of Essex Gloriana (Teatro Real); title role Hamlet (Glyndebourne on Tour); Laertes Hamlet (Glyndebourne); Narraboth Salome; Folco Isabeau (OHP); Laca Jenufa, Luigi Il tabarro (Opera North). Awards include the John Cameron Prize for Lieder, the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award, the Edwin Samuel Dove Prize for special merit, the Bruce Millar/Gulliver Prize and the prestigious John Christie Award in 2011.

Forthcoming: Florestan Fidelio (National Theatre Opera, Prague; Glyndebourne); title role Lohengrin (Opera Australia);

Last updated: 17th February 2020