Bass-baritone Philip Skinner (Nikitich) is a graduate of Northwestern University and Indiana University. He recently performed with the Metropolitan Opera in Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Opera Parallèle in Jonathan Dove’s Flight, Pacific Symphony in Aïda, and Charlottesville Opera in Allen Shearer’s Middlemarch in Spring. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 1989 and returned most recently in November 2017 performing Dvořák’s The American Flag. Mr. Skinner’s long association with San Francisco Opera began in 1985 and he has given more than 380 performances in fifty-five productions with the company. His international credits include Rigoletto with the Israel Philharmonic, The Tales of Hoffmann with the Victoria State Opera in Melbourne, The Magic Flute with Vancouver Opera, and Salome with La Monnaie in Brussels.