"Lovers of nature who relish the purity of birdsong will be smitten by soprano Emily Phillips in the role of Blonde, her voice sweet & melodious yet strong. Phillips immediately draws our sympathy & in addition to a superb voice, delightful movements & perky personality is gifted with comedic physicality in expressive mime"
DIe Entführung aus dem Serail : Pop Up Opera
***** remote goat
"Similarly excellent is Emily Phillips as Blonde, whose beautiful voice simply drips with personality,
elevated by her expressive body language"
Die Entführung aus dem Serail : Pop Up Opera *****
"Emily is a bright, driven, and talented artist. I worked with her over the period of six months and she showed herself not only to be blessed with skill and technique, but that she has the commitment and cunning to push her abilities to brave new territories. Technically, she is brilliant, and her talent to adopt the soul of new disciplines — rather than their more superficial elements — is a rare boon. She is a delightful person, and a joy to work with."
Ali Maloney @ Anatomy Arts, Scotland
"The acting is also very strong with Emily Phillips outstanding as the scorned Bastienne"
Bastien & Bastienne : Grimeborn Festival
"Emily Phillips is refreshingly human as Blonde, tapping confidently into the highest of the high registers"
Die Entführung aus dem Serail : Pop up opera
***** fringe opera
"Emily Phillips had an effortless natural quality to her embodiment of Blonde"
Die Entführung aus dem Serail : Pop Up Opera
"Emily Phillips stunned the audience with her beautiful rendition of the 'Cours d'amour', and a frisson went around the hall as she soared up to her top D in the ecstatic 'Dulcissime.'
Carmina Burana : University College School, London
"Emily Phillips is a charming Bastienne - it's a joy to finally see her in a starring role on the fringe. Her sweet aria, in which she laments her lost love is a dreamy moment to behold…"
Bastien & Bastienne by Mozart : Opera Alegria
**** fringe opera
"...The Barbarina of Emily Phillips was charming and just right in looks as well as acting and voice"
The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart : Hampstead Garden Opera
Opera Circle review
"...the sibling rivalry between the two sisters Julia (Emily Phillips) & Maria (Teresa Pells) as well as their unkind treatment of their poor cousin Fanny is wonderfully portrayed"
Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove : Hampstead Garden Opera
Camden Review *****