Praised by Opera News for his “appealingly suave baritone”, 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), Carmen (Morales & Escamillo), Romeo et Juilette, Falstaff, Macbeth, Amahl and the Night Visitors, La Cenerontola, Mark Adamo’s Little Women
(John Brook), Gounod’s Faust (Valentin), The Magic Flute (Papageno), l’Elisir d’Amore (Belcore & Dulcamara), and Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro).
Phillip has both work-shopped and premiered several leading roles in new works with arts organizations from around the country. Most notably, he appeared as The God of Love in a new production with the Wet Ink Ensemble and composer Kate Soper called Romance of the Rose, Ike ‘Flight’ Harris in Bounce: The Basketball Opera with Ardea Arts, and Castor in Gregory Spears' new opera Castor and Patience.
In past seasons, he has worked with Kentucky Opera, The Martina Arroyo Foundation, Sarasota Opera, Virginia Opera and Cincinnati Opera as a resident artist.
In 2020 Phillip had the pleasure of singing in Atlanta Opera's production of Porgy and Bess and was scheduled to premier two new operas, Kate Soper's piece Romance of the Rose (singing the God of Love) and Gregory Spears and Tracy K. Smith's new opera Castor & Patience (Singing Cato) Castor with Cincinnati Opera. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, those productions have been rescheduled to 2021.
During the 2020 pandemic, Phillip both created and produced several digital events. See them here.