French-Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly is already gaining international notoriety for his “beautiful, blooming tone and magnetic stage presence” (San Francisco Chronicle). Mr. Sly is the first prize winner of the prestigious Concours Musical International de Montréal and a grand prize winner Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions singing the varied repertoire of Mozart, Bach, Handel, Stravinsky, and Wagner. Recently, he was awarded Concert of the Year in Romantic, Post-Romantic and Impressionist Music at the 16th annual ceremony of the Prix Opus in Québec. Philippe Sly has returned to the Paris Opera in the new production of Così fan tutte as Guglielmo conducted by Philippe Jordan in the 2017-2018 season, the same role that served for his debut the previous season. In concert, he has traveled to Japan for his first performances as Frère Léon in Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sylvain Cambreling. In concert, he was with the Minnesota Orchestra in Fauré’s Requiem and with the Academy of Ancient Music in Bach’s Johannes-Passion, both conducted by Bernard Labadie. In the summer of 2017, he made an acclaimed debut at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as the title role in a new production of Don Giovanni.