(New York, New York)
2018–19 Season: The Forester, Rusalka
2019–20 Season: Mr. Redburn, Billy Budd
Bass-baritone Philip Horst returns to San Francisco Opera this summer as The Forester in Rusalka and makes his role debut as Mr. Redburn in Billy Budd this September. A graduate of the Merola Opera Program and a former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Horst made his Company debut in 2000 as Leporello in Don Giovanni and returned in productions of Parsifal, The Rake’s Progress, Dead Man Walking, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Carmen, Jenůfa, Rigoletto, and Kát'a Kabanová. Most recently, he appeared as Pantheus in Les Troyens and Fritz Kothner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in 2015.
Recent and upcoming roles include returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago for Capulet in Roméo et Juliette, Pantheus in Les Troyens, and the Tutor in Elektra; Capulet at the Metropolitan Opera; and Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore with the Orlando Philharmonic. Other engagements have included the title role of Wozzeck with New Israeli Opera, Simone in Zemlinsky’s Eine Florentinische Tragödie with Greek National Opera, Pizarro in Fidelio with English National Opera, Tomsky in Pique Dame with the Komische Oper Berlin, Mandryka in Arabella with Theater St. Gallen and Oper Frankfurt, Scarpia in Tosca with Seattle Opera, Lieutenant Horstmayer in the European premiere of Kevin Putz’s Silent Night at Wexford Festival Opera, and roles in The Nose in Aix-en-Provence and Lyon. He also created the roles of Tortsheiner in the world premieres of Ben Moore’s Enemies, A Love Story with Palm Beach Opera and Apollo in Karman Ince’s The Judgment of Midas with American Opera Projects.