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 continues to receive 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, concert, and recital stages in repertoire ranging from the Baroque era to that of the present century.

Posted: May-30-2019
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Mezzo-Soprano Phyllis Pancella will be featured in composer Ingrid Stölzel's first solo commerical recording, entitled "The Gorgeous Nothings," released July 13 on Navona Records. Ms. Pancella is joined by oboist Margaret Marco and pianist Ellen Sommer. The album's title is based on a 2013 collection of Emily Dickinson’s previously unpublished writings.

Posted: Jul-25-2018
Latest Acclaim

"...Pancella’s grace and strength through the demanding solos commanded the audience’s respect and attention. Her opening solos in the Liber scriptus rang through the hall with purpose and clarity, contrasting with the sweetness of her Lux aeterna."

— The Register-Guard
Posted: May-12-2019
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THE GORGEOUS NOTHINGS is composer Ingrid Stölzel’s first full album on Navona Records, although she has also been featured on three compilation albums released by the label. Haunting and lyrical throughout, the album explores themes of beauty, being, journey and transformation. The album’s eleven tracks, some inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman and some created by Stölzel’s own native curiosity, engage the listener intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. In Soul Journey – Three Whitman Songs, Stölzel brings together three poems by Walt Whitman into a song cycle, which creates a journey of the soul from awakening to awareness to transcendence. These striking lyrical interpretations from Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” are soulfully interpreted by mezzo-soprano Phyllis Pancella and Ellen Sommer on piano.

Posted: Jul-13-2018