Phillipa Thomas Mezzo-soprano

Phillipa Thomas - Mezzo-soprano

Phillipa Thomas is a London based mezzo-soprano who performs throughout the UK and Europe.  She co-founded ‘Sinopia’, a female classical trio and is a member of the critically acclaimed ensemble ‘Blossom Street’ with whom she has appeared across all multimedia, including television and radio.

In 2013 she will be playing Carmen (Bearwood Opera and Guildford Opera), Mercedes (Carmen - Choir 2000) and Ino (Semele - Jackdaws).  Past roles include Dido (Operamus), Emma Jones (Street Scene) and Forester’s wife (The Cunning Little Vixen – Birmingham Conservatoire).  In staged excerpts, Cherubino, Hansel, Olga and Suzuki.

Phillipa won the ‘Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize’, the ‘York University Concerto Prize’, ‘The Courier Song Cup’ for overall winners and ‘The E. Burton Cup’ for operatic arias (Leamington Spa competitive festival) and was a finalist in the ‘Cecil Drew Oratorio competition and prize winner in the ‘Edward Brooks English song competition’ (Birmingham Conservatoire)

Phillipa has recorded with the ‘Yorkshire Bach choir’, ‘Cantamus Girls’ choir’ (Warner/EMI), ‘Blossom Street’ (Naxos/Guild) where she features as a soloist and as part of the ensemble ‘Red Byrd’ for a recording of ‘Pierrot Lunaire’, composed by Roger Marsh (NMC label).  She can be heard on SoundCloud performing ‘Ginnungagap’, a piece for orchestra and mezzo by Edmund Hunt.

Phillipa studied music at The University of York, and following her MA, continued her training at Birmingham Conservatoire. She studies with Louise Crane and is a regular recitalist and oratorio soloist for music and choral societies.  Performances this year have included ‘Siete Canciones Populares Españolas’ (De Falla - Blackheath Halls), Haydn’s Requiem and Schubert’s Stabat Mater (Newark choral society).