Since that beginning program into opera, he has continued to study professionally and in 2001 he began a series of studies with the Internationally acclaimed "Verdian" tenor, Carlo Bergonzi. In January of 1994, he witnessed his first professional opera production, 'Norma', performed by Virginia Opera. This was also, in effect, his first professional assignment, as he covered the role of Pollione. In the summer of 1994 he sang his first operatic role as Cavaradossi in a summer production of Tosca at the University of Chicago. He sang his first lead role with a major company in 1996, Edgardo with Virginia Opera.
Since that time, his vocal achievements have accelerated as he has performed in major theaters across the world. Philip Webb came to an operatic career late in life and as a result his voice is refreshingly new and strong. After beginning his career in primarily lyric roles, he has branched out to the lyric spinto roles and established himself as a unique performer of the more dramatic Verdi roles. Philip's short career has encompassed a wide spectrum of roles and their interpretations.
Philip continues his vocal studies with the renown voice teacher, Seth Riggs of Los Angeles. Seth has become well known for his vocal technique, especially in the area of pop music. However, Seth's roots are in operatic singing and his teaching has been very influential in Philip's career and he continues to be involved in all of his future role preparations. Read more on Last.fm.
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