Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Phillip Bullock


Washington D.C. baritone Phillip Bullock’s recent engagements include his appearance as Zodzetrick in Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha in his return to Cincinnati Opera where, last season, he sang the roles of Cato and Watchman in Gregory Spears and Tracy K. Smith’s new critically acclaimed opera, Castor and Patience, voted the Best New Opera of 2022 by The New York Times.   Additionally, he premiered Diane White-Clayton’s commissioned work Many Mansions with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and he joined American Opera Projects for Composers and the Voice: Six Scenes as well as appearing in Long Beach Opera’s The Romance of the Rose, written by Pulitzer nominee Kate Soper and directed by James Darrah.


Past season highlights include performances of Jake Porgy and Bess at Semperoper Dresden, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and in the Royal Danish Opera production in Copenhagen. He appeared in performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro and Antonio), La Fanciulla del West (Jake), Don Carlos (Rodrique), Carmen (Morales and Escamillo), Romeo et Juliette (Gregorio), Falstaff (Pistola), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Balthazar), Little Women (John Brook), Faust (Valentin), The Magic Flute (Papageno), L’elisir d’amore (Belcore and Dulcamara) and Tosca (Angelotti).


“Phillip Bullock’s supple baritone voice was alternatively playful, authoritative, and threatening as Grégorio.”

Jacqueline Wilson Lucas DC Metro Theatre Arts


“Phillip Bullock, a baritone with a striking falsetto, presented the God of Love as evil genius setting the whole thing in motion for his own amusement.”

MARK SWED – Los Angeles Times


“Phillip Bullock, who only the night before was singing falsetto as the God of Love in Romance of the Rose at Long beach opera, switched on his rich baritone to produce what was easily the most commanding performance I’ve heard in this role.”

Richard Ginell, Musical America

“Phillip Bullock was appealingly sleazy in his “man-you-love-to-hate” turn as the conjurer Zodzetrick. His loose limbed, unctuous physical presence was wedded to a buzzy baritone of substantial ping and presence.”

James Sohre, Opera Today

Bizet                 Carmen (Morales, Escamillo*)

Donizetti           L’Elisir d’Amore (Belcore)

Gershwin          Porgy & Bess (Jake, Jim)

Gounod            Roméo et Juilette (Gregorio, Paris, Mercutio*)

                           Faust (Wagner, Valentine*)

 Joplin               Treemonisha (Zodzetrick)

Menotti            Amahl & the Night Visitors (Balthazar)

Mozart             Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro, Antonio, Count Almaviva*)

                           Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)

 Puccini             La Bohème (Marcello*, Custom Sergent)

                            La Fanciulla del West (Jake Wallace, Sonora*)

                           Tosca (Angelotti)

 Soper               Romance of the Rose (God of Love)

 Spears             Castor & Patience (Cato, Watchman)

 Verdi               La Traviata (Marquis)