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. During 2012–14 he was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the ROH where his roles included First Armed Man Die Zauberflöte, Pang Turandot, First Knight Parsifal, and Apparition of a Youth Die Frau ohne Schatten.
Recent roles include: Earl of Essex Gloriana (Teatro Real); title role Hamlet (Glyndebourne on Tour); Laertes Hamlet (Glyndebourne); Narraboth Salome, Grigory Boris Godunov (ROH); 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 and the Bruce Millar/Gulliver Prize, and the prestigious John Christie Award in 2011.
Forthcoming: War Requiem (ENO); title role Der Zwerg (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Froh Das Rheingold (Teatro Real); Grigory (ROH).
Last updated: 21st August 2019