Tenor: David Butt Philip

Outstanding operatic tenor David Butt Philip will be joining us to perform in our Opera Gala.

David recently performed the role of Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème at English National Opera to unanimous critical acclaim.

On the basis of his Rodolfo here, it will be a travesty if he doesn’t go on to enjoy an illustrious career. The voice is a glorious one: warm, large, and ringing vibrantly through the high-lying phrases that Puccini lavishes on the poet, with never a hint of fatigue. All delivered with immense bravado and Italianate style. Every inch the young, besotted lover, he manages the transition through desperation, bitterness and, ultimately, to tragedy with immense aplomb.” – Steve Silverman, Opera Britannia

Come and hear him in the East Riding Theatre!