Praised by Opera News for his “appealingly suave” performances, Phillip K. Bullock, a native of Washington DC, has been featured in operas, recitals and concerts, throughout the United States. Recently, Phillip has performed the role of Jake, in Porgy and Bess, at the Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden, Germany, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mexico, and covered the same role in The Royal Danish Opera’s new production, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was seen in concert performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Kurt Weil’s Seven Deadly Sins with National Music Festival Orchestra, in addition to being featured in Cincinnati Opera’s annual concert, Opera Goes to Church. He has appeared in performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro), La Fanciulla del West (Jake Wallace), The Brahms Masterwork, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Don Carlos (Rodrique), Gounod’s Faust (Valentin), The Magic Flute (Papageno), L’Elisir d’Amore (Belcore), and Mark Adamo’s Little Women (John Brooks).
Phillip has both workshopped and premiered several leading roles in new commissioned works with arts organizations from around the country. Most notably, he appeared as Ike ‘Flight’ Harris in Bounce: The Basketball Opera with Ardea Arts, and The God of Love in a new production with the Wet Ink Ensemble called Romance of the Rose. In past seasons, he has worked with Kentucky Opera, The Martina Arroyo Foundation, Sarasota Opera, and St. Petersburg Opera as a resident artist.
As a member of Virginia Opera’s Emerging Artist program, Phillip will sing Dr. Dulcamara in the outreach tour of The Elixar of Love and will cover the same role in the Spring production.