Philippe de Bros began his professional career at the Theatre of Basel and then at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, before completing his training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he obtained his diploma as a director. He co-founded the Pennsylvania Opera Company and was hired as a permanent director at the New York City Opera. In 1977, he was called by the Zurich Opera to serve as Artistic Assistant.
He was appointed director of the Lucerne Theatre in 1982 and then of the Berne Theatre in 1987, both opera, theatre and dance production companies, where he directed several operatic works. In 1991, he directed the Aargau State Festival for its 700th anniversary celebrations. He is a member of several national juries and international competitions.
In 1991, he was appointed director of the Théâtre de Vevey to develop a regional cultural project in which he created a professional artistic concept based on theatre, opera, dance and children’s shows. He directs the Théâtre de Vevey until 2012, after which he devotes himself to conferences and occasional lyrical productions.