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

“Phyllis Pancella owned the role of the wicked baker Mrs. Lovett, lock, stock and marrow. The mezzo’s natural acting and juicy Cockney accent were reward enough; her vocalism, fueled by a flexible, full-bodied tone and prismatic phrasing, put the crust on the pie. Pancella had a field day in ‘By the Sea,’ enjoying equally colorful partnering from [Stephen] Powell; and shaped ‘Not While I'm Around’ with a gentle touch.”

— Opera News
Posted: Jan-1-2015
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