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Philippe Sly

A Woman's Work Is Never Done

George Heymont | Posted 08.23.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

The battle of the sexes may be as old as time. But men often approach the battlefield armed with belligerence, brawn and bravado while women manage to bewitch, bother, and bewilder them with a potent combination of brains and beauty.

Philippe Sly Debuts as 'Figaro' - Now at San Francisco Opera through July 5

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.18.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Philippe Sly is making his role debut as Figaro in San Francisco Opera's current production of The Marriage of Figaro. It's a perfect harmony.

Life Can Be Such a Drag!

George Heymont | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

So many questions about gender identity found a place in 2014's headlines that, as the world put last year to rest and got on with the business of 2015, I couldn't help but think back to a particular week last fall.

Philippe Sly Debuts in 'Cosi fan tutte' at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.24.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

At 24, Philippe Sly is an extremely gifted classical vocal artist. The French Canadian bass-baritone makes both his role debut and main stage debut this summer as Guglielmo in San Francisco Opera's Cosi fan tutte. The role is tailor made for him.

Unearthing Family Secrets

George Heymont | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

From cholera to paranoid schizophrenia, from Huntington's disease to clinical depression, seemingly incurable maladies were discovered to lie at the heart of each family's darkest secrets.