Born in France of Vietnamese origin, Philippe Do made his debut with the Lyon National Opera. He sings on the most prestigious opera stages of the world : Scala of Milan, Bolchoï of Moscow, Marinsky of St-Petersburg, Lincoln Center in New-York, Opéra-Comique and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Zurich Opera, Grand-Théâtre of Geneva, Capitole of Toulouse, Venice La Fenice, San Carlo in Neaples, Vienna Volksoper, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Festspielhaus of Baden-Baden, Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, Macerata Sferisterio, Chorégies d’Orange…

Philippe Do is a very much sought-after singer for « the beauty of his lyric tenor voice with its refined mezza-voce, and the purity of the style » (Alan Blyth in Opera) especially in the French and the belcanto repertoire. Thanks to an easy top and a strong middle-register, as well as a formidable stage presence, he excels in a vast repertoire from Johann Christian Bach (Amadis de Gaule ; Opéra Comique in Paris, Opéral Royal in Versailles) to Stravinsky (Rake’s progress, Festival of Royaumont) en passant par Mozart ( Don Giovanni in Rome, Die Zauberflöte in Paris, Toulouse, Leeds, Schwerin) lromantic belcanto (Donizetti : Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, Roberto Devereux in Prague and Budapest, Lucia di Lammermoor in London), French romanticism (Manon by Massenet in St Etienne, Roméo et Juliette by Gounod in Venice, Les Pêcheurs de Perles by Bizet in Vérone, St-Petersburg and Moscow).

Over the last seasons, he has extensively explored the French repertoire : Carmen in Paris, Macerata, Moscow, Riga and Zurich ;  Faust in Mainz and Darmstadt ; Werther in Ulm ; Thérèse and La Navarraise by Massenet in Wexford ; Pelléas et Mélisande in Prague ; Robert le Diable by Meyerbeer in Sofia and London ; Fra Diavolo by Auber in Vienna and Paris ; Médée by Cherubini in Mainz and Mannheim. At the same time, he has sung the great roles of the Italian romantic repertoire : La Bohème and Gianni Schicchi by Puccini in Mainz ; La Traviata and Madame Butterfly in Prague ; Tosca in Lublin. Last June, he sang his first lirico-spinto role with great success : Aida by Verdi in Ulm.

He took part to many world-premieres such as Elephant Man by Laurent Petitgirard at the State Opera in  Prague, Le Premier Cercle by Gilbert Amy and Il Canto della Pelle by Claudio Ambrosini at the Lyon Opéra, Kwasi & Kwame by Jonathan Dove in Rotterdam.

Philippe has sung under the baton of Georges Prêtre, Riccardo Muti, Myung Whun Chung, Evgeny Svetlanov, Gennady Rojdestvensky, Maurizio Benini, Christoph Eschenbach, Jan-Latham König, Michel Plasson, Marc Minkowski, Alberto Zedda, Vladimir Jurowski, David Robertson, Claus-Peter Flor, Christopher Hogwood… In concert, he has sung with prestigious orchestras : Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestre de Paris, Northern Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre de Chambre of Geneva, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Dutch Radio VARA Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra… 

During the 2017/18 season, he will make his debut in the title role of Don Carlo by Verdi in Mainz. He will also be singing the world premiere of  Guru by Laurent Petitgirard à Szczecin, La Bohème by Puccini in Mainz, Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Chartres, Gounod’s Messe de Sainte-Cécile in Paris, Metz, Reims and at  the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu.

His discography includes Noé et Carmen by Bizet (DVD Cascavelle and Dynamics), Clovis et Clotilde by Bizet (Naxos, Editor’s choice de Gramophon), Amadis de Gaule de J.C. Bach (Singulares), Lodoiska by Cherubini (Naïve), sacred works by Caillebotte (Hortus), Les Bayadères by Catel (Singulares), Adrien by Méhul (Qobuz), Guru by Laurent Petitgirard (Naxos, Choc de Classica), Le Premier Cercle by Amy (Harmonia Mundi), both Mozart’s and Gazzaniga’s Don Giovanni (Supraphon), Trouble in Tahiti by Bernstein (Calliope), Mathilde de Guise by Hummel (Brilliant Classics), Marie-Magdeleine by Massenet (Cascavelle), Verdi’s Requiem (Koch), the Hyerodrams by Rigel (K617), orchestral songs by Jean Cras (Timpani) and a recital of French songs with Françoise Tillard (Ed. Maisonneuve & Larose).

Philippe Do holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris, and is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music in New York.  He studied with the legendary Mirella Freni and won several international competitions, including the prestigious “Toti dal Monte” competition in 2001. He is still studying with soprano Chantal Mathias.