BIO – Philip Klaasen (Tenor)

Saskatchewan-born tenor Philip Klaassen has performed as a chorus member with Saskatoon Opera and Manitoba Opera for productions such as La Boheme, Carmen, Rigoletto and Madama Butterfly. He has also performed roles with the Saskatoon Opera in Schools Tour in productions of The Magic Flute, The Brothers Grimm and The Barber of Seville and made his mainstage debut in 2014 as First Armoured Man in The Magic Flute. In 2017, Philip performed the role of Don Jose as a guest artist in the uOttawa production of Carmen and took part in the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy as Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi. Most recently, Philip was seen as Stelo in Padajuca Zvijezda (world premiere) and Roberto in Le Villi with Vera Causa Opera. Concert appearances include Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang and Dvorak’s Mass in D. Upcoming engagements include the role of Don Ottavio in the uOttawa production of Don Giovanni. He studies privately with Laurence Ewashko in Ottawa.