Phillip Ens

Canadian bass Phillip Ens made his operatic debut in 1985 with Manitoba Opera and his Canadian Opera Company debut in 1991. He has since been heard at some of the most important theaters around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, L’Opéra National de Paris and many more.

Recent engagements for Mr. Ens include Claggart in Billy Budd for the Glyndebourne Festival and Houston Grand Opera, Jorg in Stiffelio at the Metropolitan Opera, Fafner in Das Rheingold and Siegfried at Covent Garden, Il barbiere di Siviglia at San Francisco Opera and Hunding in Die Walküre at the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. During the 2010/2011 season he returned to the Canadian Opera Company as Ramfis in Aida as well as to Munich as Il Commendatore and appeared in the world premiere of The Inventor for Calgary Opera.