Philip Modinos, tenor
Is a young rising dramatic tenor. In 2012 he made some remarkable debuts, including “Otello", followed by “Siegfried” and Turiddu in “Cavalleria Rusticana” in 2013i. His voice, a rare helden tenor, covers a broad range of repertoire, and shows an extraordinary strength and elegance in the most dramatic roles. Son of the late John Modenos and the soprano Jenny Drivala, Philip literally grew up on stage and in the opera world.
His roles include: Siegfried (from “Siegfried”), Otello, Don Jose, Radames, Luigi from “Il Tabarro”, Gabriele Adorno from “Simon Boccanegra”), Canio, and Pinkerton to
name but a few.
He has been awarded the Onassis Scholarship (by the Onassis Foundation) and the Greek Wagner Gesellschaft Bursary in 2011 (given to him by Dame Gwyneth Jones). He has also become a beneficiary of the Josephine Baker Trust.
Philip studied piano and conducting at Trinity College of Music, London and was awarded a Bachelor's Degree with
Honors in Performance. As a pianist he has performed for organizations such as the Liszt Society and the Alkan Society and in venues such as Steinway Hall and the Blüthner Piano Centre in London.
He has appeared in Greece, England, Italy, Spain and France and has performed at numerous venues such as the National Opera of Greece, Barbican, St. John's Smith Square, Teatro della Feria Valladollid and many more.