Tony Award Winner Philip Bosco Makes Opera Debut in October

News   Tony Award Winner Philip Bosco Makes Opera Debut in October Philip Bosco, a Tony Award winner for his performance in Lend Me a Tenor, will make his Metropolitan Opera debut Oct 4.

Philip Bosco.
Philip Bosco. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Bosco will be featured in a triple-bill of works by Igor Stravinsky, simply titled Stravinsky. Bosco will play The Speaker in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, which is based on the Sophocles drama and features a libretto by Jean Cocteau. The triple dose of Stravinsky also includes the ballet Le Sacre du Printemps, featuring choreography by Doug Varone; as well as the vocal works Le Rossignol and the aforementioned Oedipus Rex.

In addition to his Tony for Lend Me a Tenor, Philip Bosco also received nominations for his work in The Rape of the Belt, Heartbreak House, You Never Can Tell and Moon Over Buffalo. His other Broadway credits include Copenhagen, Twelfth Night, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, The Heiress and An Inspector Calls. Bosco is the recipient of a New York Critics' Circle Award and an Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1998.

Stravinsky will play the Metropolitan Opera Oct. 4, 9, 13, 16 and 23, 2003, and Feb. 18 and 21, 2004. Tickets may be purchased by calling (212) 362-6000. For more information visit www.metopera.org.