Philip Alongi: Tenor

A native of New Jersey, Philip, is an exciting young tenor embarking on a major operatic career.

Even as he was completing his BA in Voice Performance from the Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University, he was actively participating in the month long intensive ‘Operaworks’ with Ann Baltz in Los Angeles as well as singing numerous first roles.  These included performances as Pong in Turandot, Arbace in Idomeneo, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Nemorino in L’elisir D’amore, and Ruiz in Il Trovatore.  During the later production with the New Jersey State Opera, and under the baton of Maestro Alfredo Silipigni, the maestro compared Philip’s ‘Lamento di Federico’ to that of the great Ferruccio Tagliavini “both in phrasing and overall vocal beauty.”

Since that time, he has been heard as Alfredo in La Traviata with the Little Opera Company of New Jersey, Canio in Pagliacci with the Center City Opera Theater of Philadelphia, Sam in Street Scene at Rutgers Opera directed by Dona Vaughn, and MacDuff in MacBeth with the Lyric Orchestra.  Philip was the tenor soloist of the world premiere of Ryan Malone’s Stabat Mater at Duke University and has performed various roles and concert galas with Coro Lirico of New Jersey, New Jersey State Opera, and the Bronx Opera.

Currently, Mr. Alongi is under the tutelage of Maestro Franco Bertacci and hard at work on the major tenor repertoire including the Duke in Rigoletto, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Cavaradossi in Tosca, and Lenski in Eugene Onegin.