Phillip Joll made his American debut as Donner in Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the Metropolitan Opera. At Seattle Opera, he made his debut as Wotan in the 2000 preview of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre. The Welsh baritone returned in 2001 as Wotan/The Wanderer in Wagner’s Ring. At Welsh National Opera, Joll’s many roles include Wotan in the company’s first Ring (which was also performed at Royal Opera Covent Garden), Kurwenal in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (recorded for Decca), the title role in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Amfortas in Wagner’s Parsifal (recorded for EMI), the title role in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, Barak in Richard Strauss’s Frau ohne Schatten, Jokanaan in Richard Strauss’s Salome, the title role in Berg’s Wozzeck, and Tonio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (recorded for television). Elsewhere in Europe, he has appeared at opera companies in London (English National Opera and Royal Opera), Edinburgh, Munich, Paris, Turin, and Amsterdam, among others. Other recent appearances for Joll include Wotan/The Wanderer at Oper der Stadt Köln, Boccanegra at Badisches Staatstheater, Jokanaan at Opera North, and Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at San Francisco Opera. He returns to Seattle Opera in 2007 as Thoas in Gluck’s Iphengenia in Tauris.