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Philip Eisenbeiss

Philip Eisenbeiss full picPhilip 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. An eponymous music CD featuring selections from operas commissioned by Barbaja was issued by Naxos Music.

His book has been published in Italian (Il Padrino del Belcanto, EDT) and German (Domenico Barbaja: Schillernder Pate des Belcanto; Sieveking).

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.

Contributed Posts
Aug 23, 2023 Report From Pesaro – Rossini Opera Festival 2023: Great Casts Trump Directorial Largesse
Mar 17, 2023 Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov at the HK Arts Festival
Feb 26, 2023 Alpha Cast in Alphabet Soup
Jaume Plensa’s Macbeth at Barcelona’s Liceu
Aug 30, 2022 Report From Pesaro – Frivolity and Femicide
Jul 22, 2022 Report From Bad Wildbad – Opera, Spas and Black Forest Cake
Jul 6, 2022 A Worthwhile Wait of 180 Years
Mercadante’s Il Proscritto Brought to Life by Opera Rara
Apr 22, 2022 I Lombardi at La Fenice in Venice
Jan 17, 2022 The Next Operatic Stars
Five Promising Young Singers That You Should Watch Out For in 2022
Aug 25, 2021 Pizzi Party: Moïse et Pharaon at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro
Aug 3, 2021 One night only: I due Foscari in Aix-en-Provence