New Jersey native, Philip Alongi, is an exciting young tenor whose powerful voice matches his stature. He has performed over a dozen major operatic roles throughout the US, including Don José in Carmen with Opera Roanoke, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with New Rochelle Opera, Cavaradossi in Tosca with both New Jersey Verismo Opera and the Lyric Orchestra, Luigi in Il Tabarro with the Lyric Orchestra, Canio in Pagliacci with the Center City Opera Theater of Philadelphia, Alfredo in La Traviata with Pineda Lyric Opera Company, Sam in Street Scene at Rutgers Opera directed by Dona Vaughn, and as Absolom in the Yiddish operetta Shulamith to a newly realized orchestral version of Goldfadden’s masterpiece with the Klezmer Company Orchestra. This coming season, he will reprise his role of Pinkerton in New Jersey Verismo Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly.
Philip Alongi, tenor

Additionally, Mr. Alongi appeared in concert at 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, Schubert’s Mass in G, 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, which was broadcast on every major cable news network for a combined national television audience of 22 million, at the Democratic Presidential Candidates debate, and at the 2010 California Gubernatorial Debate at Dominican University of California which had over 7 million combined media impressions. He has recently recorded 5 songs with internationally acclaimed organist Diane Bish for broadcast on her internationally syndicated show, The Joy of Music.

This summer marked the release of his debut albums.  'Heritage' is a collection of beloved songs and arias of Italy; a mixture of Italian operatic arias and well-known Neapolitan songs.  'New Life: Songs of Faith" is a collection of sacred works, featuring compositions spanning from the 17th century through to contemporary pieces.