A winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, French-Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly 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 that summer as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville for Families, and Ormonte (Partenope) . Later this season sings the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro. A graduate of the 2011 Merola Opera Program and former Adler Fellow, 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.