Adjunct Professor, Voice
Phone: (626) 815-3848
In 1993, after nearly twelve years as a church music minister, Webb was the Grand Prize winner of the Bel Canto Vocal Competition in Chicago, Illinois. His prize included a summer session of intensive opera studies, where Webb was encouraged by the renowned bass, Giorgio Tozzi, to pursue a career in opera. He immediately began an intensive program of studies and training with one of the most renowned vocal teachers of her day, Margaret Harshaw, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera and the Indiana School of Music. In 2001 he began a series of studies with the internationally acclaimed "Verdian" tenor Carlo Bergonzi in Busetto, Italy. Philip has performed all across the world, appearing on the stages of theaters such as the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Vienna State Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, the San Francisco Opera House, the Bregenz Festival, New York City Opera, and many others. He has performed over 31 operatic roles in almost 300 performances, including lead roles in Turandot, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Ernani, Luisa Miller, Otello, La Forza del Destino, Norma, Faust, Carmen, and The Flying Dutchman.
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