German barihunk Philipp Sulzberger studied at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Munich, the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at the University of Nebraska. He studied with longtime Met soprano Ariel Bybee.
It seems like Pittsburgh is joinging Sante Fe as a hotbed for barihunks, as Sulzberger has become a regular with the Pittsburgh Opera. Pittsburgh has already invited back Nathan Gunn and previously hosted Greer Grimsley and Michael Todd Simpson, all of whom can be seen on this blog. Sulzberger's barihunk roles thus far are Escamillo and Papageno.