Phoebe Haines is an award-winning British Mezzo Soprano, with vocal qualities that have been variously hailed as ‘extraordinary’ (The Times), ‘silvery’ (The Evening Standard), ‘impressive’ (The Los Angeles Times), and ‘opulent’ (Sunday Times Culture). Phoebe studied at the University of Cambridge, the Royal College of Music, and the Guildhall School. She has apprenticed at the Salzburg Festival, Aldeburgh Music, and the English National Opera. Phoebe is a two-time bursary winner of the International Opera Awards Foundation.
Phoebe made her debut in China in 2016, when she was invited to represent the operatic talents of the UK, by iSING! International Artists Festival. This first tour saw Phoebe appear as a soloist at Suzhou Grand Theatre and Tianqiao Theatre Beijing, as well as on China’s premier TV Channel, CCTV. In the 2018 season alone, Phoebe has made debuts in Hong Kong, whilst appearing as a featured artist in a number of musical programmes on Jiangsu TV. As a soloist in the critically acclaimed iSING! Story: 40 Years of Reform and Opening Up, Phoebe performed at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, the Suzhou Grand Theatre, and Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts. Phoebe made her recital debut at Nanjing Arts Institute in October 2018, singing both Western and Chinese art song with her mentors, Hao Jiang Tian and Fugen Wei.