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.
To my knowledge, Mr. Sulzberger has never appeared with Pittsburgh Opera. But we do love having the other barihunks you mentined on our stage! from Opera LadyReplyDelete
I don't recall if Phillip did any mainstage shows with Pittsburgh as a lead, but he was definitely in the young artist program a few years ago.ReplyDelete
Funny to find myself here on this site. I'm very flattered!ReplyDelete
I do have to correct "Opera Lady", though. I was a young artist with Pittsburgh Opera for two years and appeared in five mainstage productions and six opera center productions. :-)
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