|Philip Eisenbeiss only ever had one real ambition: to become an opera singer. But scores of frustrated voice coaches convinced him to abandon this aspiration. Today he is a partner at a leading Hong Kong based executive search firm, where he runs the Wealth Management practice. He started his career in journalism and spent nearly a decade in banking. He was born in Germany and holds degrees in history and international relations from Columbia University.
Philip’s first book Bel Canto Bully: the life and times of the legendary opera impresario Domenico Barbaja (Haus Publishing) has become one of the most talked-about books on opera, to his own and his publisher’s enormous surprise. The Italian version is scheduled for publication in 2015 (EDT Publishing). An eponymous music CD featuring selections from operas commissioned by Barbaja was issued by Naxos Music. Philip is also a Board Director of Opera Hong Kong, the city’s leading opera company and regularly writes and lectures about opera.
Living in Asia for over twenty years, Philip will fly anywhere for a good opera. The airlines love him. He no longer sings.
- August 21st, 2015 Salzburg shines with no-name ensemble: Nozze di Figaro
- August 18th, 2015 Fidelio in Salzburg: Matrix, mediocrity and musical brilliance
- August 2nd, 2015 Edita Gruberová - No short cuts in a very long career
- July 24th, 2015 Storming the Bastille - Cilèa’s Adriana Lecouvreur in Paris
- May 31st, 2015 Nicolai Gedda: Alive, well and thoroughly immortal
- May 7th, 2015 A Norma is born. - (30 April 2015)
- March 2nd, 2015 Verdi’s Macbeth
- February 25th, 2015 Der Fliegende Holländer - ROH, February 17, 2015
- January 30th, 2015 Ballo in Maschera
- January 28th, 2015 Das Rheingold in Hong Kong