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Philip Blake-Jones

Philip Blake-Jones

Studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music.  As a professional opera singer he made his solo debut with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and was a principle with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company which included national tours and singing Strephon in the most recent recording of Iolanthe. 

He is the Artistic Director of London Festival Opera and over twenty-five years has produced opera performances in a wide range of venues including Buxton Opera House, Windsor Theatre Royal, St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Palace, Kensington Palace, 10, Downing Street, Guildhall and Mansion House.  Overseas performances include at the British Embassy in Paris, the President’s Palace in Malta and La Fenice Opera House in Venice.

Most recently he has created and presented performances for the Salisbury and Windsor Festivals and a lecture on performing opera internationally at the House of Lords.

Philip works closely with Noble Caledonia on creating programmes of opera and music inspired by many wonderful locations such as the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, Mannheim Castle on the Rhein and the Church of Sant’ Andrea della Valle in Rome.  LFO also performs on board many river and sea cruises for the company.