New Jersey native, Philip Alongi, is an exciting young tenor embarking on a major operatic career. He has performed over a dozen operatic roles, including Cavaradossi in Tosca and Luigi in Il Tabarro with the Lyric Orchestra, Alfredo in La Traviata with Pineda Lyric Opera Company, Canio in Pagliacci with the Center City Opera Theater of Philadelphia, Sam in Street Scene at Rutgers Opera directed by Dona Vaughn, Fenton in Falstaff with the D’Angelo Opera Theater, and as Absolom in the Yiddish operetta Shulamith to a newly realized orchestral version of Goldfadden’s masterpiece with the Klezmer Company Orchestra. Under the baton of Maestro Alfredo Silipigni, he made his professional debut as Ruiz in Il Trovatore alongside Lando Bartolini with the New Jersey State Opera, with whom he is listed as a Principal artist and has since been invited back for numerous concerts and galas.
Additionally, Mr. Alongi appeared in concert at the Official Residence of the Consulate General of Japan in Miami with The Lyric Orchestra. Alongi was the tenor soloist in the world premiere of Ryan Malone’s Stabat Mater at Duke University and has performed in numerous concert galas with the likes of Coro Lirico of New Jersey, New Jersey State Opera, Bronx Opera, and The Klezmer Company Orchestra. His solo oratorio work includes Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ.
Mr. Alongi was bestowed the honor of being asked to sing the funeral mass of Tim Russert as well as the televised memorial service at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
Mr. Alongi has twice performed live on the TODAY show from NBC studios in New York. In 2007, he performed ‘O Holy Night’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from Tosca. This past year, he performed ‘Adeste Fideles’ and ‘Ch’ella mi creda’ from La Fanciulla del West. Mr. Alongi sang the national anthem at Republican National Convention in September 2008 in Minneapolis. It was broadcast on every major cable news network for a combined national television audience of 22 million. He has recently recorded 5 songs with internationally acclaimed organist Diane Bish for broadcast on her internationally syndicated show, The Joy of Music.