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Philip Cokorinos

Philip Cokorinos

Philip Cokorinos


Hailed by Opera News for his “comedic high jinks” and “first-rate singing,” Philip Cokorinos was winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 1985, and went on to sing his debut during the Met’s 1987/88 season.  Since then, he appeared in more than 375 performances of 35 operas at the Met, including “Live from The Met” telecasts of Don Giovanni, the world premiere of The Ghosts of Versailles, and the Met’s premieres of Sly, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Gambler, to name a few. He appeared many times in their productions of the standard repertoire including Tosca, La Bohème, The Girl of the Golden West, La Traviata, Adriana Lecouvreur, La Rondine, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Macbeth, Manon, Don Carlo, Tosca, The Barber of Seville, Manon Lescaut, The Marriage of Figaro under the baton of Maestro James Levine, and Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. His recent appearances at this esteemed house include several Met Live in HD broadcasts including Manon, The Girl of the Golden West, The Nose, Werther, The Marriage of Figaro and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

LA Opera appearances:
Benoit/Alcindoro in La Boheme (2007, 2012, 2016)
Ser Amantio di Nicolao in Gianni Schicchi (2008)
Baron Douphol in La Traviata (2009)
Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville (2009, 2015)
Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro (2010, 2015)
Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin (2011)
Duke of Verona in Romeo et Juliette (2011)
Sacristan in Tosca (2013)
Suleyman Pasha in The Ghosts of Versailles (2015)

Productions at LA Opera

  • La Boheme

    La Boheme
  • Schicchi / Pagliacci

    Schicchi / Pagliacci
  • The Barber of Seville

    The Barber of Seville
  • The Ghosts of Versailles

    The Ghosts of Versailles
  • The Marriage of Figaro

    The Marriage of Figaro
  • Tosca

  • Tosca