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Philip Salmon (Tenor)

Born: Kent, England

The English tenor, Philip Salmon, was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, and furthered his studies at the Royal College of Music (RCM).

For the Royal Opera in London, Philip Salmon has appeared as St Brioche in The Merry Widow and Momus in Platée for the Royal Opera and his European engagements have included Splendiano Djamileh and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus for Les Azuriales Opera Festival, Prologue / Peter Quint in Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw at the Buxton Festival, the Teatro Regio, Turin, and for Scottish Opera, Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande for the Opéra de Marseille, the Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg, and for WNO, Ugone in Flavio for The Early Opera Company, Cecco in Il mondo della Luna and King in Die Liebe der Danaë for Garsington Opera, Frère Massée in St François d’Assise for the Leipzig Opera, Agenore in Il Re Pastore at the Buxton Festival and for Opera North, Monostatos in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte for Scottish Opera and Pong in Turandot and Eisenstein for Lyric Opera Productions, Dublin.

In the contemporary field, Philip Salmon created Lapslie in David Horne's The Friend of the People for Scottish Opera whilst engagements further afield have taken him to the USA for Thespis / Mercure in Platée for the Berkeley Festival and the Orange County Eclectic Festival and Momus in Platée at the New York City Opera as well as to New Zealand as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Wellington City Opera.

Concert engagements have included performances with many of the principal British orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Hallé Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra as well as in Australia, Israel, Japan, Singapore and the USA with conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Bruno Campanella, Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Alexander Lazarev, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Kent Nagano and Peter Schreier.

Television appearances have included The Turn of the Screw, Marschner’s Der Vampyr (Prix d’Italia) and a recital of Chabrier Songs from the Edinburgh Festival. His recordings include B. Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Bruckner Ecce sacerdos magnos and Herbert Howells' Requiem for Hyperìon, Extremum Dei Judicum for Erato, Israel in Egypt and Saul for Philips, Die lustige Witwe for Deutsche Grammophon and Massenet's La Vièrge for Koch–Schwan. Most recently released is Paul Spicer’s Easter Oratorio, selected as a Gramophone CD of the Month.

Source: James Blackman Management Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BWV 248/1-6 [1st, 1987]

Joop Schets


BWV 244

Sergio Siminovich


Video: G.F. Handel: Brockes Passion, HWV 48

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Philip Salmon (James Blackman Management)


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