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.
Currently for ENO: José (Feb 25 & 27) Carmen
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); Prince Rusalka (ENO); title role Lohengrin (Opera Australia).
Last updated: 18th December 2019