A hybrid of William Shakespeare's original play and Ambroise Thomas's opera. Featuring 3 casual murders, 2 dramatic murders, 1 foggy encounter with a ghost, laughs, tears and famous speeches, all accompanied by so much gorgeous music - including two honking arias for Ophelia (me)!
Ms. Phillips launched her professional singing career as a chorister and soloist with the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus. Performance highlights of her tenure there included being featured as the National Anthem soloist for the internationally televised dedication of the William J. Clinton Library in Little Rock, AR; soloist at various White House state dinners; and the soprano soloist at the annual Kennedy Center Messiah sing-along in an all-military cast of soloists in uniform.
This past Fall Ms. Phillips performed the role of Ciboulette in Offenbach's Mesdames de la Halle and earlier in the year, Genovieffa in Puccini's Suor Angelica, both with George Mason University Opera. In 2018 she performed the roles of Miss Wordsworth in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring and Belinda in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Other recent roles include Lieschen in J.S. Bach's Coffee Cantata with Loudon Lyric Opera, 1st Fairy (Felix Mendelssohn's Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night's Dream) with Shakespeare Opera Theatre, Annabel in Reginald de Koven's Robinhood with Victorian Lyric Opera, and Berginella in Offenbach's La Perichole with Victorian Lyric Opera.
Ms. Phillips has sung professionally with numerous DC and Chicago-based choruses, including The Washington Chorus, in which she was a step-out soloist in Handel's Israel in Egypt (with New York Baroque, Inc) and traveled to Carnegie Hall for a modern reintroduction of Alberto Ginastera's Turbae ad Passionem Gregorian, Op 43; Washington Bach Consort, in which she participated in a studio recording of Bach's Mass in F major (BWV 233) and Mass in G minor (BWV 235), under the Loft label; Chicago's Lakeside Singers with whom she performed several summer movie music concerts at Ravinia alongside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and The Washington Master Chorale. She is a regular sub at various churches in the DC metro area, including Washington National Cathedral.
Ms. Phillips was a recent winner of the GMU annual solo/concerto competition and performed Joaquin Rodrigo's Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios with the Mason Symphony.
She earned her MM in voice pedagogy at George Mason University where she studied with Grammy Award winning tenor, John Aler and the brilliant Dr. Elissa Álvarez. She earned her BM in voice performance from Wheaton's College's Conservatory of Music.
Philene's aria from Ambroise Thomas's opera "Mignon"; Mark Irchai, piano; Mike Ducassoux, sound engineer
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