Philip Skinner

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Philip Skinner is an American bass-baritone who has sung leading roles in both North American and European opera houses. A veteran performer at San Francisco Opera, he made his debut there in 1985 and has gone on to sing over 35 roles with the company. In 2007, Skinner created the role of Edgar Ray Killen when San Francisco Opera staged the world premiere of the Philip Glass opera, Appomattox.[1] He is a graduate of Northwestern University and received his Master's Degree from Indiana University, where he sang in the American premiere of Janáček's The Excursions of Mr. Brouček to the Moon.[2][3]



  1. ^ Kosman, Joshua, "Philip Glass opera 'Appomattox' both impressive and inconsistent", San Francisco Chronicle, 8 October 2007
  2. ^ Williams, Marianne et al., Opera for All Seasons: 60 Years of Indiana University Opera Theater, Indiana University Press, 2009, p. 444. ISBN 0-253-35340-8
  3. ^ Los Angeles Philharmonic, About the Performer: Philip Skinner