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Name: Phillip Tolley
Skills: singer (Tenor)
Address: 10 South Road, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 5AJ, United Kingdom
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PHILLIP TOLLEY (Tenor) began his professional vocal career as Alfred in Strauss' 'Die Fledermaus. Since then he has appeared across the United Kingdom, from the Scilly Isles to Buxton, in Operatic roles and on the Oratorio stage. More recently he has appeared internationally in Cyprus and Germany. He studied privately with Antony Benskin for 12 years and while in Cyprus, from 1994-1997, with former Royal Opera Covent Garden member Linda Humphries.

Operatic roles include Mozart's Tamino (Magic Flute), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), and Don Basilio (Marriage of Figaro), Donizetti's Nemorino (Elixir of Love) and Ernesto (Don Pasquale). In 1988 he appeared in the British Premiere of Donizetti's 'Torquato Tasso', under Carlo Rizzi and also understudied the role of Clotarco in the Premiere of Haydn's 'Armide' at the Buxton International Festival. In 1989 he took the role of Hlestakov in the World Premier of Peter Dawes' 'The Government Inspector'. UK based companies include Buxton Festival, Opera South West, Opera South, Opera Inside Out, Lyric Opera, Somerset Opera Group and Hillside Opera.

Choral Works include the standard repertoire of Handel and Mendelssohn Oratorios, the masses of Haydn and Mozart and the canticles of Benjamin Britten.

In addition to the 1988 Torquato Tasso Buxton Opera performance which was broadcast on Radio 3 he has appeared on Television in walk-on roles. He has been a member of British Actors Equity since 1989.



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