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Carmen (St. Petersburg Opera/2015)

"Phillip Gay as Zuniga....pairs a menacing swagger with a commanding bass-baritone delivery" - Tampa Bay Times

Carmen (Pittsburgh Opera/2015)

"Phillip Gay was outstanding as Zuniga, showing growth both vocally and dramatically." - Pittsburgh Tribune

"Strong performances of the smaller roles, from A to Zuniga (Phillip Gay), helped distinguish this performance." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Handel's Rodelinda (Pittsburgh Opera/2015)

"As Garibaldo, bass-baritone Phillip Gay.....commanded the vocal and dramatic essence of the opera's only pure-evil character. His 'Di Cupido' featured agility enhanced by a shady seductiveness." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Philip Gay was impressive as the truly ruthless Garibaldo, who is the power behind Grimoaldo until he sees an opportunity for more power by trying to kill Grimoaldo. Gay...sang with ample vocal heft." - Pittsburgh Tribune

".....fellow bad guy, Phillip Gay, impressed me most with his powerful bass-baritone and skillful acting in the villainous role of Garibaldo."   - Pittsburgh Owl Scribe

 

La bohème (Pittsburgh Opera/2014)

"The quartet of Bohemian males was rounded out by bass-baritone Phillip Gay as Colline..... [his] vocal and dramatic talents added immeasurably to the first- and fourth-act quartets. Especially noteworthy was Gay's solemn 'Vecchia zimarra.'" - Pittsburgh Tribune

"As Colline, Mr. Gay showed off a rich tone in the coat aria..." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Paul's Case (Pittsburgh Opera/2014)

"As Paul’s principal, Phillip Gay was the first to sing in the opening scene, in which Paul appeals his school suspension. The bass-baritone set a powerful standard with an engaging, full timbre..." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Aida (Pittsburgh Opera/2013)

"As the king, resident artist Phillip Gay displayed a beautiful voice." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette