Phoebe Haines studied at the University of Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal College of Music. She apprenticed at the English National Opera, Aldeburgh Music, and The Salzburg Festival.
2014 saw Phoebe begin her concert schedule in Agra, India, followed by performances at Convento do Beato in Lisbon (Portugal), Villa Kyrélos in St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat (France), and Topping Rose House in New York’s Hamptons (USA). A strong comedienne, Phoebe received praise for her role as Tisbe in La Cenerentola für Kinder at the Salzburg Festival in 2014, a co-production with Teatro Alla Scala. In July and August 2016 Phoebe will represent the United Kingdom as part of the iSING! International Young Artists Festival, China, where she will appear in concert at such illustrious venues as Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. Other recent performance venues include Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild (France), Giardini La Mortella (Italy), Villa Del Balbianello (Italy), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), the British Embassies in Rome and Budapest, and in the UK: Belvoir Castle, Bloomsbury Ballrooms, the Handel House Museum, Christ Church Spitalfields, The Ambassadors Theatre, The Savoy Chapel, The Athenaeum Club, The East India Club, Asia House, and the Lebanese Embassy in London.
Phoebe’s 2013/14 season saw Phoebe perform the roles of Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) and Angelina (Trial by Jury) for Opéra de Baugé (France). She also appeared variously as Carmen, La Périchole, and Maffio Orsini (Lucrezia Borgia) for the 2014 Clonter Opera Gala. As a recipient of the International Opera Awards Foundation, Phoebe opened the 2014 Awards Ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, singing Rossini’s Cruda Sorte, Phoebe’s association with the English National Opera began in 2010 when she was invited to perform at a number of patrons’ events. Her recently-completed training with the ENO saw her perform the role of Annio from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (scenes), at the Bloomsbury Theatre.
In September and October 2015, Phoebe took on two modern cantatas: Britten’s Phaedra in London, and John Eaton’s El divino Narciso in New York. She then went on to sing the countertenor role of Hans Katte in Scott Wheeler’s Sorrows of Frederick for Center for Contemporary Opera, NYC. She looks forward to creating the role of The Mermaid in Rachel Peters’ and Royce Vavrek’s Wild Beast of the Bungalow at Opera America in May 2016. Phoebe has long been an admirer of contemporary composers, her love of modern music having been galvanised by her work with Louis Andriessen in 2012. She received praise for her interpretation of his musical monodrama, Anaïs Nin, for the Tête-à-Tête Festival in London, and looks forward to performing many future works by Andriessen.