A winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, French-Canadian bass-baritone PHILIPPE SLY is a second-year Adler Fellow who made his Company debut as Archibald Craven in the world premiere of Nolan Gasser and Carey Harrison’s The Secret Garden in March 2013. He returned last summer as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and this fall as Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville for Families. A graduate of the 2011 Merola Opera Program, he is a former member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. Recent career highlights include Marcello (La Bohème) and Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) at McGill University and Masetto (Don Giovanni) at the University of Ottawa. Sly appeared with the Canadian Opera Company in the 201112 season singing roles in The Tales of Hoffmann, A Florentine Tragedy, Gianni Schicchi, and Semele. On the concert stage, he has appeared as a soloist with Pro Coro Canada, the Ottawa Bach Choir, the Montreal Symphony, and the Malaysian Philharmonic. In 2014, Sly sings Raimbaud in Le comte Ory with Opéra National de Lyon and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.