Phyllis Pancella


Opera Institute

Mezzo-soprano Phyllis Pancella is a veteran of international opera and concert stages, in music extending from the baroque to six months ago. Her opera roles have ranged from Carmen and Adalgisa to Lizzie Borden and Nero, with companies from Chicago to Paris, Tel Aviv to Hong Kong.

A highly regarded interpreter of both concert repertoire and chamber music, Ms. Pancella has collaborated with folks from Jane Glover and Daniel Barenboim to Paul Neubauer and Margo Garrett. She has worked with composers on many premieres, including Dominick Argento’s Miss Manners on Music, and has recorded with the Naxos, Erato, Neos, and Navona labels.

A dedicated advocate for student artists, Ms. Pancella currently serves on the voice faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.