Heather Phillips

Heather Phillips

Heather Phillips, soprano

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Beth Lytwynec

Soprano Heather Phillips, whose recent performances of Nannetta in Falstaff with Arizona Opera were described by Opera News as “beautiful” and “shimmering”, is continuing to garner critical acclaim with reputable performances on the opera and concert stage. In the 2018-2019 season, she will debut with Opera Naples as Micaela in Carmen, and with New Orleans Opera as Konstanze in Abduction from Seraglio, as well as performances with Austin Symphony Orchestra for Brahms’ German Requiem, Canton Symphony Orchestra and a return to the Boise Philharmonic as a soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah. In the fall of 2018, she joins the roster of the San Francisco Opera for their production of Arabella, covering the title role.

Last season, Miss Phillips debuted with Austin Lyric Opera as Micaëla in Carmen and on the concert stage appears as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Boise Philharmonic, soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with both the Boise Philharmonic and the Valley Symphony Orchestra in Texas, and made her New York Philharmonic debut as soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.

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During the 2016-2017 season, Ms. Phillips made her Arizona Opera debut as Nannetta in Falstaff and debuted with Opera Philadelphia reprising the role of Katie in Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain, a role she created at The Santa Fe Opera and on the Grammy nominated original cast recording. She returned to Opera Philadelphia later that same season for performances of the composer workshop series, Double Exposure. On the concert stage she appeared as the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Grammy nominated ensemble True Concord and returned to the Ravinia Festival and the Tucson Desert Song Festival as a recitalist in collaboration with pianist Kevin Murphy. Other recent previous performances include Elvira in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri at Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Micaëla in Carmen with Kentucky Opera, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at Opera Southwest, Musetta in La bohème at the Crested Butte Music Festival and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro at Cincinnati Opera.

An alumna of the Santa Fe Opera apprentice program, she joined the company for their 2014 and 2015 seasons, covering Micaela in Carmen and then Gilda in Rigoletto. She also performed as a soloist in a lieder recital with Harry Bickett at the piano for the chamber music series, Performance Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Opera apprentice scenes showcase saw her as Luisa (Verdi’s Luisa Miller) and as La Contessa (Rossini’s Il Viaggio A Reims). While as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, she sang the role of Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the baton of Jane Glover.

Ms. Phillips has received many awards including top honors in the 2015 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation and the Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition. She is also the recipient of one of the Santa Fe Opera’s outstanding apprentice singer awards. Also in 2014, Ms. Phillips advanced in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, winning the Connecticut district and advancing to the New England Regional Finals where she was awarded the 3rd place prize. In previous years, she has also received recognition and awards from the George London Foundation, Kurt Weill Foundation’s Lotte Lenya Competition, Marcello Giordani Foundation, Irma M. Cooper Vocal Competition, Schuyler Foundation Competition for Career Bridges, National Opera Association Vocal Competition,  Orpheus Vocal Competition, Violetta Dupont Vocal Competition, and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust. In 2013 she made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut as a finalist in the Nico Castel Master Singer Competition and in the same year was selected to represent the United States as a finalist in the Queen Sonja International Vocal Competition in Oslo, Norway.

Ms. Phillips received both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music. Before her collegiate operatic studies began, Ms. Phillips trained and performed as a pianist and flautist for 10 years, performing as an adolescent with the Canton Youth Symphony Orchestra as a flautist and throughout the community as a volunteer outreach performer on piano, flute and voice with the McDowell Music Club of her hometown of Canton, Ohio. She currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Rachel Sterrenberg

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Rachel Sterrenberg, soprano

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Hailed by Opera News for her “admirable dynamic control” and The Philadelphia Inquirer for her “perfect diction and soft smiling tone”, soprano Rachel Sterrenberg makes her “hometown” debut with The Atlanta Opera in 2018 as Chan Parker in Schnyder and Wimberley’s Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, the role which marked her professional debut in the world premiere production for Opera Philadelphia. Ms. Sterrenberg subsequently reprised the role in productions for Lyric Opera of Chicago, English National Opera, and Madison Opera, all which brought her critical acclaim. The 2017-2018 season held several exciting debuts and returns for Ms. Sterrenberg. She began the season with her home company of Opera Philadelphia as Pamina in their highly anticipated East Coast Premiere of Barrie Kosky’s imaginative telling of Die Zauberflöte, as part of their inaugural Festival O17. She then made her debut with The Dallas Opera as Annina in La traviata and returned to Madison Opera for their new production of Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, portraying the role of Rosalba. She also joined the Oregon Mozart Players for a concert of Mozart lieder and Mahler’s Sympony No. 4 under the baton of Maestro Kelly Kuo.

Ms. Sterrenberg was named an inaugural Emerging Artist with Opera Philadelphia for their 2014-2015 season, returning the following season for a second year, where she was heard as Annina in La traviata and Sara in the East Coast Premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain. Additional performances during that time included appearances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Curtis Chamber Orchestra under the batons of Jacques Lacombe and Robert Spano, respectively, and a summer with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist.

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Ms. Sterrenberg was featured in lead soprano roles with the Curtis Institute Opera Theatre including the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Mrs. Coyle in Owen Wingrave, and Armida in Rinaldo. Other roles during her tenure at the Curtis Institute included Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the complete workshop of the role of Ada Monroe in Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon’s premier opera, Cold Mountain.

In 2014, Ms. Sterrenberg was awarded second place in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions after winning in the Philadelphia District. She is a first-place recipient of the Alltech Undergraduate Vocal Scholarship, the Peterson Vocal Competition, and the Strauss Award in the Orpheus National Vocal Competition. Other notable awards include being a winner of the Kentucky District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Encouragement Award for the 2012 MONC Mid-South Regional competition and is most recently a recipient of the prestigious Shoshanna Foundation Grant.

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Elizabeth Sutphen

Elizabeth Sutphen

Elizabeth Sutphen, soprano

Elizabeth Sutphen
Elizabeth Sutphen

“Impressive coloratura soprano” (The New York Times) Elizabeth Sutphen has garnered praise for her sparkling voice and her ability to “soar deftly through stratospheric trills and arpeggios” (Financial Times). As an “astonishing mature member” (Frankfurter Neue Presse) of the Opera Studio at Oper Frankfurt, Ms. Sutphen’s 2016-2017 season included her debut as Tiny in Benjamin Britten’s Paul Bunyan (directed by Brigitte Fassbaender), Romilda in Handel’s Xerxes, Die Heilige Jungfrau in Honegger’s Jeanne D’Arc Au Bucher, all new productions, and Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. She began the 2017-18 season with her debut at Kentucky Opera singing the role of Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. Her season at Oper Frankfurt included representing the theater in the prestigious Stella Maris Competition, concerts around Frankfurt, and performances as Lisa in La Sonnambula. In the summer of 2018, she made her role and company debut as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier for the Glyndebourne Festival. On the concert stage, she joined the Orchestre National de Lille for performances celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s contributions to Broadway, made her Viennese debut in performances with the famed Vienna Boys’ Choir, and sang the works of Pergolesi with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Minasi. Upcoming performances in the 2018-19 season include returning to Oper Frankfurt as a guest artist for Zerbinetta and as Atalanta in Xerxes, and her Houston Grand Opera debut in the world premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s Phoenix.

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A recent graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Sutphen has already made professional debuts on concert and opera stages in the United States and Europe. In the summer of 2015, she joined Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist where she made her debut as Bianca in Puccini’s La rondine under the baton of Music Director Stephen Lord. The following summer, she returned to the company as a Richard Gaddes Festival Artist where she was heard as Najade and covered Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos. Further performances in the 2015-2016 season included Handel’s Messiah in her debut with Milwaukee Symphony and her first performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana with Allentown Symphony.

During her time at Juilliard, Ms. Sutphen earned critical acclaim for her performances as La Fée in Massenet’s Cendrillon under the leadership of Emmanuel Villaume and as Tigrane in Handel’s Radamisto led by Julian Wachner with Juilliard415, the school’s principal period-instrument ensemble. In the fall of 2015, she joined Juilliard415 in performances with Maestro Nicholas McGegan in Telemann’s Die Tageszeiten at Alice Tully Hall before touring with the ensemble to Vancouver and Berkeley, CA, where they performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Additional performances at Juilliard include her Alice Tully Hall debut in Juilliard’s Wednesday at One series and covering Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in the Met+Juilliard production of Concert of Comic Operas under Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine. Further performances include a concert as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at Aspen Music Festival’s Harris Hall; Suor Genevieve in Suor Angelica and Frasquita in Carmen with Aspen Opera Theater Center; and Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Albany Symphony and New York City’s Little Orchestra Society.

A frequent grant recipient and competition winner, Ms. Sutphen has been recognized by The Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition (2nd prize 2014), The George London Foundation (Encouragement Award 2014), The Dallas Opera Guild National Vocal Competition (Finalist 2015), The Richard Gaddes Fund for Young Singers at OTSL (2015), The Novick Career Grant at The Juilliard School (2014-15), The National Society of Arts and Letters (1st Prize) and The Gerda Lissner Song Competition (2015). She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Juilliard School and received additional training as a resident artist at the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt, Germany in 2015. In the summer of 2016, she will be a participant in the Sir George Solti Accademia for Bel Canto performance.

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