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Heather Phillips

Soprano - Vocal Coach

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About Heather Phillips 

An alumna of the Santa Fe Opera apprentice program, Ms. Phillips also trained at The Aspen Opera Institute, The Ravinia Steans Institute and received both her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. She studied German at the Institut für Sprachvermittlung in Bonn & Italian at The Lucca Festival in Italy. 

Ms. Phillips made her professional European debut in 2022 at Oper Frankfurt in Germany as the title role in Rossini's Bianca e Falliero in which the Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung noted, "Der Sopranistin Heather Phillips gelingt ein famoses Debüt.” Ms. Phillips reprised her role in Bianca e Falliero for her Austrian debut at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, also to critical acclaim. She also appeared in Austria on the concert stage with the Tiroler Festspiele Orchestra for a gala concert featuring the music of the Bel Canto repertoire of Bellini, Rossini & Donizetti.


In 2023-2024 season, Ms. Phillips debuts the role of Adina in L'elisir d'amore with the Charleston Opera Theatre, appears in concert with the Princeton Pro Musica, the Dayton Symphony Orchestra & the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra and will be heard in recital with the Dayton Opera, in a program celebrating the centennial of Maria Callas. Ms. Phillips will also return to the role of Donna Anna in two new productions of Mozart's Don Giovanni, for her house debuts with both Staatstheater Nürnberg and Landestheater Coburg.

  Alongside her performance career, Ms. Phillips has worked as an arts educator. Outside of her private teaching studio, her engagements have included mentoring, teaching and masterclasses at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl Austria, Aspen Music Festival (high school division), Women's Artistic Leadership Initiative (ALI), ArtSmart Philadelphia, College of Charleston and Texas State University. 

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