Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
About
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

“[Sweeney’s] … twisted leading lady and partner in crime, Mrs. Lovett, is given an equally tremendous treatment by Phyllis Pancella, the highly industrious pie-maker (of ‘The Worst Pies in London’) who nurses a stubborn affection for her murderous tenant. Both Mr. Powell [Sweeney] and Ms. Pancella avoid the trap of caricature, instead singing their parts with a grounded humanity that belies their unthinkable acts, as in the Act One ending ‘A Little Priest.’”

— DC Metro
Posted: Oct-12-2014
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