“…for me the start of the show was Mary Phillips, a Met regular, who sang Brangane with rich and ringing tones, casting her warning from high in the Centennial Concert Hall’s second balcony.” — Read more in the February 2017 issue of Wagner Notes.
Lori Phillips and mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips, twin sisters…Both singers displayed a dramatic soprano’s range and a burnished tonal brilliance, while amiably anticipating each other’s cues and facilitating their entrances…their voices’ timbre like that of two impeccably tuned instruments being seamlessly bowed, played or blown; the mood, one of impassioned sorrow. — Read more at DC […]
Most notable is her scene-stealing aria “O don fatal” where she erupts into a frenzy of pent-up emotion, a magnificent diva moment. – Read more
“Mary Phillips, as the scheming Amneris, also impressed with both body and voice. She brought a touch of realism to what is obviously a heightened situation, giving her character a depth of range and emotion that included moments of humor as well as some distinct physical moves — watch her expressive hands, even in moments […]