Born and raised in Vancouver, Philip Wing is a bass-baritone currently finishing his studies at UBC. He gained his first vocal experience in school and youth choirs, then spent two years in the undergraduate voice program at UBC before transferring into opera to complete his degree.
His first role was as a dead body in UBC Opera's 2018 production of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and he likes to think he's been moving up in the world since then.
Philip has portrayed Don Alhambra in The Gondoliers, and the titular role in UBC's production of Le nozze di Figaro, in which he was described as "brazenly charismatic" by Opera Canada's Robert Jordan.
Following this, Philip portrayed the Policeman in Shadow Catch, an opera about the various populations that have inhabited Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and Vodnik in UBC's production of Rusalka. 2023 at UBC began with a production of Nino Rota's Il capello di paglia di Firenze, in which Philip played the curmudgeonly father of the bride.
Philip is delighted to return to Il nozze di Figaro, and happy to once again perform excerpts of the piece with his colleagues from UBC, and with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.