The British-American mezzo-soprano Phoebe Haines studied at Cambridge University and at London’s Royal College of Music. Her present teacher is John Llewellyn Evans at the Guildhall School of Music and Dance, where her roles have included Dorabella in Così fan tutte. In 2013 she received an International Opera Awards Foundation Grant.
Current as of July 2014
In 2012 she sang the title role in Louis Andriessen’s monodrama Anaïs Nin at London’s Tête à Tête Opera Festival. In 2013 she took part in a series of open-air performances of Peter Grimes staged by Aldeburgh Music to mark the centenary of Britten’s birth and was also heard as Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) at the Festival Opéra de Baugé in France. She returns to Aldeburgh in 2014 as a Britten-Pears Young Artist and is also taking part in the Aldeburgh English Song Project. In June 2014 she will be heard in Janáček’s Diary of One Who Disappeared and in the world premiere of Ryan Wiggleworth’s Echo and Narcissus at the Aldeburgh Festival. As a member of the Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project she will be heard as the Second Noble Orphan in Der Rosenkavalier and as Tisbe in La Cenerentola for Children.
As a song recitalist Phoebe Haines has appeared in London at 22 Mansfield Street and Pushkin House, in the Bloomsbury Ballrooms, the Handel House Museum, the Savoy Chapel and Christ Church Spitalfields. Further afield she has given recitals at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, on Ischia, in Como, at Belvoir Castle and at the British embassies in Rome and Budapest. As the recipient of an International Opera Award Foundation Grant, she performed at the International Opera Awards ceremony in London in April 2014.
*Member of the Young SIngers Project