A winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, French-Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly is a former San Francisco Opera 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 has returned as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville for Families, and Ormonte in Partenope. Later this season he performs the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro in summer 2015. 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 also recently performed Ori in Philippe Boesmans’s Au Monde at Paris Opera.