Philippe Castagner Canadian tenor

Philippe Castagner Canadian tenor

Born in Canada and raised in New Jersey, the tenor Philippe Castagner joined the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in 2002 and made his Metropolitan Opera début that season as the First Prisoner in Fidelio

Philippe Castagner Canadian tenor

And, later, as Beppe in Pagliacci. Since then, he has appeared with the New York City, Vancouver and Arizona Opera companies, the New York Philharmonic, St. Louis and Nashville Symphonies, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and American Symphony Orchestras, and the Simón Bolívar Orchestra, and has performed in recital at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Washington s Terrace Theater, and Boston’s Gardner Museum. He has worked with many eminent conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Claus Petr Flor, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, David Robertson and Michael Tilson Thomas. In 2007 he appeared as Freddy in the New York Philharmonic’s special performance of My Fair Lady featuring Kelsey Grammar, Kelli O’Hara, and Brian Dennehy. Philippe Castagner is a former winner of the Young Concert Artists and Metropolitan Opera competitions.

Philippe Castagner posseses a tenor voice of exceptional quality that he employs with immense taste and musicality.

Philippe Castagner joined the Lindermann Young Artits Program in 2002 and has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera on a regular basis during the past decade.

Engagements

North American operatic engagements include: Beppe (I Pagliacci) at the Metropolitan Opera, Portland Opera and Vancouver Opera; Tamino at Arizona Opera and Vancouver Opera;  Acis at the NYCO; and Madman (Wozzeck) and Solo Quartet (The Enchanted Island) with the Metropolitan Opera.

In 2008, Philippe Castagner made his European opera debut as Ferrando at Bilbao (ABAO).

North American concert engagements include: L’Enfant et les Sortileges; the Messiah, Freddy (My Fair Lady) with the New York Philharmonic; Beethoven Symphony No.9 and Carmen with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Les Troyens (Hylas) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival; Messiah and Die Schone Mullerin at Carnegie Hall; and Beethoven Symphony No.9 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

European concert engagements include: Berlioz Romeo et Juliette with the Academia Santa Caecilia.

Conductors with whom Philippe Castanger has worked include: William Christie; Gustavo Dudamel; Charles Dutoit; Louis Langree; James Levine; Loren Maazel;  Nicholas McGegan; and Michael Tilson Thomas.

This past season, he returned to The Metropolitan Opera as the Madman in Wozzeck.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Concert/Gala] CID:350388
National Council Grand Finals Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2002
First Appearance: Philippe Castagner, Simon O’Neill, James Valenti
[Met Performance] CID:350403
Fidelio {217}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/2002
Debuts: Philippe Castagner, Morris Robinson
[Met Performance] CID:350405
Fidelio {218}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350415
Fidelio {219}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350413
Fidelio {220}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350418
Fidelio {221}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350420
Fidelio {222}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350426  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Fidelio {223}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/07/2002
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350449
Die Fledermaus {199}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350813 
Die Frau ohne Schatten {52}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2003
Debut: Julia Juon
Review
[Met Performance] CID:350821
Die Frau ohne Schatten {53}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350948
Die Frau ohne Schatten {54}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350824
Die Frau ohne Schatten {55}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/2003
Debut: Jane Henschel
[Met Performance] CID:350828
Die Frau ohne Schatten {56}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/3/2003
Debuts: Glenn Winslade, Brian Mulligan
[Met Performance] CID:350836
Die Frau ohne Schatten {57}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/6/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350840
Die Frau ohne Schatten {58}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350844
Die Frau ohne Schatten {59}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/2003
[Met Performance] CID:351059 
Cavalleria Rusticana {647} Pagliacci {689}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/30/2004
Debut: Daniel Clark Smith
[Met Performance] CID:351064
Cavalleria Rusticana {648} Pagliacci {690}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/3/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351068
Cavalleria Rusticana {649} Pagliacci {691}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/6/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351073
Cavalleria Rusticana {650} Pagliacci {692}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351075
Cavalleria Rusticana {651} Pagliacci {693}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/13/2004
Debut: Hyung Yun
[Met Performance] CID:353922 
Wozzeck {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2011
Debuts: Stuart Skelton, John Albert, Jonathan Kelly
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353929
Wozzeck {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353938
Wozzeck {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353941
Wozzeck {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/16/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354269   List of Selections
World Premiere
The Enchanted Island {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2011
Debuts: Jeremy Sams, Elliot Madore
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354277
The Enchanted Island {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354293
The Enchanted Island {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2012
Debut: Jeffrey Mandelbaum
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354297
The Enchanted Island {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354303
The Enchanted Island {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354308 
The Enchanted Island {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354314
The Enchanted Island {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354322
The Enchanted Island {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354323
The Enchanted Island {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/2012
[Met Performance] CID:355349
Wozzeck {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/06/2014
Debuts: Clive Bayley, Anthony Reznikovsky, Bradley Moore
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355358
Wozzeck {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355367
Wozzeck {67}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355371
Wozzeck {68}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355384
Wozzeck {69}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/2014
Broadcast

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