Philip Langridge


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(b Hawkhurst, Kent, 1939; d London, 2010).

Eng. tenor. Began singing 1962. Début Glyndebourne 1964 (Footman in Capriccio). Specialist in Britten roles for CG and ENO. CG début 1983. Co‐created title‐role in Birtwistle's The Mask of Orpheus, ENO 1986, and Kong in The Second Mrs. Kong, Glyndebourne (GTO) 1994. NY Met début 1985; Salzburg Fest. 1987. Also exponent of Janáček roles and a notable Bénédict in Berlioz's opera. Pelegrin in f. Brit. p. of New Year, Glyndebourne 1990. CBE 1994.

Subjects: Opera.

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