Philip White

Chorus Master

Philip was Chorus Master of the Royal Danish Opera Chorus in Copenhagen until 2012 and for the last ten years has been an Assistant Chorus Master at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany. With the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris he has worked as Chorus Master on Oedipus Rex with von Dohnanyi, Le Rossignol with Boulez, and Parsifal with Bychkov. After working with the Chorus of Radio France on Britten’s Spring Symphony he was nominated their Associate Chorus Master in September 2001.

Amongst a wide range of repertoire he has most notably prepared the chorus for Deutsche Grammophon’s recording of Messian’s La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, Bizet’s Ivan IV, Honegger’s La Danse des Morts, Benvenuto Cellini by Berlioz for EMI, the Théâtre du Châtelet’s production of Tannhäuser and Sting's album Sacred Love. Since leaving the Royal Danish Opera Philip has worked as Guest Chorus Master for Scottish Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Longborough Festival Opera, ENO, and as Guest Chorus Master for Welsh National Opera's critically acclaimed production of Moses und Aron. In 2015 he became permanent Chorus Master for Opéra de Lyon.