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Karen Durant



Thursday, 17 March 2005

    Philip O'Brien




Born in 1971, Philip O'Brien studied on the A.G.S.M. and Opera courses at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London becoming a Wolfson Scholar and winning the Patrick Libby prize for acting. 

His operatic roles have included: Lenski in Eugene Onegin with the Oxford City Opera, Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore with Bel Canto Opera, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with the London Festival Choir, Don Jose in Carmen at Aylesbury Festival and Florestan in Fidelio at St John's Smith Square. 

During 2004 he sang Samson in Samson and Delilah for Kentish Opera, Beppe/Canio in I Pagliacci for English Pocket Opera and Alfredo in La Traviata for Co-Opera Ireland.

Recent concert work has included Elgar's The Kingdom, Obadiah in Mendelssohn's Elijah with Haslemere Festival Choir, Puccini's Messa di Gloria with the London Festival Chorus and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at St John's Smith Square.

Future engagements in 2005 include singing the lead role in Peter Grimes for Surrey Opera, the role of Radames for Kentish Opera and covering the role of Florestan for Scottish Opera in their production of Fidelio.

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