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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. 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.

Contributed Posts
Nov 20, 2016 Musical Giants of the 20th Century: Opera Voices
Oct 15, 2016 Cutting through the crosses: Yoncheva brings London’s Norma to life
Sep 7, 2016 Pesaro 2016 – Living for and living off Rossini
Jun 18, 2016 Movers and Shakers of Music World
Sir Rudolf Bing
May 15, 2016 Movers and Shakers of Music World
Domenico Barbaja – the first of the great opera impresarios
Feb 2, 2016 Hoyotoho to the Hong Kong Philharmonic: Die Walküre
Jan 8, 2016 Sizzling Sicilian Sagas
Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House
Sep 2, 2015 Pesaro: Beach resort meets world class opera
Rossini Opera Festival
Aug 21, 2015 Salzburg shines with no-name ensemble: Nozze di Figaro
Aug 18, 2015 Fidelio in Salzburg: Matrix, mediocrity and musical brilliance