Soprano Heather Phillips has been praised for a voice that is “simply glorious” and “glistening.” As a recent fellow at the Aspen Music Festival she sang the role of Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Aspen Opera Theatre under the baton of Jane Glover. Recently, Heather Phillips returned to Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Elvira in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri. She was seen at Santa Fe Opera as Katie in the world premiere of Cold Mountain, covered Gilda in Rigoletto, and was a featured soloist in a lieder recital under the direction of Harry Bickett for the chamber music series Performance Santa Fe. In 2015, Ms. Phillips was awarded third place in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and was also awarded career grants from both the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Vocal Competition and the Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition. She is also the recipient of one of The Santa Fe Opera’s 2014 outstanding apprentice singer awards.