Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
Lauded for her "lustrous and expressive voice" by the Seattle Times after her performances as Adalgisa in Norma, mezzo-soprano Phyllis Pancella receives continuous critical acclaim for her artistic versatility, superlative musicianship, and powerful stage presence. A truly accomplished artist, she has appeared on many of the finest international opera, symphony, and recital stages in repertoire ranging from the Baroque era to that of the present century.
Posted: Aug-16-2007
Latest Acclaim

“As Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney’s live-in love of convenience and eventual co-conspirator, mezzo-soprano Phyllis Pancella looked and acted the part of this worn but still feisty survivor whose romantic subterfuge leads her on an inevitable path to an earthly hell. Ms. Pancella’s robust, earthy mezzo worked well with Mr. Powell’s baritone when they sang together while it proved equally affecting during her solo opportunities.”

— Communities Digital News
Posted: Oct-16-2014
Latest Recording
Recorded live during performances on April 29 and May 1, 2011, Mozart's Requiem is the second installment of H&H's Mozart trilogy with Harry Christophers on the CORO label. The track list will comprise Mozart's Requiem and Ave verum corpus. The CD will also include the first ever period instrument recording of Mozart's Per questa bella mano, featuring H&H's own Rob Nairn on double bass.
Posted: Aug-30-2011