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Described as "radiant on stage," with a "rich, beautiful voice"(Oreogn ArtsWatch), mezzo-soprano Phoebe Gildea enjoys a diverse career in opera and theater alike. Favorite roles have included Emma (Jekyll & Hyde), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Amalia (She Loves Me), and the titular role in Iolanthe. Also an active concert performer, she recently sang Alto solos in Bach's Magnificat, Handel's Messiah, and the world premiere of Michael Kissinger's Jazz Psalms for Peace with Bravo! Northwest Chorale and Orchestra. Phoebe is based in Portland, Oregon, where she maintains a private studio teaching voice, piano, and Body Mapping for performers.

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Iolanthe | Gilbert & Sullivan

Light Opera of Portland

Playing the titular role of "Iolanthe"

June 28 - 30 at the Brunish Theater (Portland, OR)

July 19 - Aubust 4 at Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre"

More info here

From the Oregon Artswatch review of opening night:

"Phoebe Gildea as Iolanthe has a rich, beautiful voice and was radiant on stage. Gildea’s performance was touching and convincing." 

LIZZIE | Cheslik-deMeyer, Maner & Hewitt

VanS Entertainment

Playing the role of "Alice Russell"

& Producer

September 20 - 29, 2024

Chapel Theatre

Milwaukie, OR

Reserve tickets early, and earn fun perks by contributing to our IndieGoGo now!

CN: This show contains mature themes, including violence, sexuality, and strong language.

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Open for new private students


I will be accepting new students now. You can get on the schedule starting immediately!  Fill out the form on my "For Students" page to get started, or fill out a contact form to ask questions. 

"We cannot say enough good things about Phoebe and her voice lessons... Phoebe has helped my daughter liberate, develop, and strengthen her voice... Phoebe gives her confidence, courage, and really helpful tools for being an empowered young woman in today’s challenging times."

To read this whole testimonial and more:

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**COVID-19 Update: I am currently teaching online, and in person. I will be wearing a mask, but students are not required to unless they have any respiratory symptoms or a known exposure to any respiratory illness. Even if you are Covid-negative, please help keep me and my other students safe from all forms of flu and RSV.

Body Mapping for Musicians and Actors

As of January 2022, I am fully trained and certified as a Licensed Body Mapping Educator (LBME)! Zoom courses of What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body will be announced soon, but you can have private lessons in this material any time! Contact me to get started.

Say Goodbye to Stage Fright Online

Phoebe's Stage Fright workshop is now available as an online course! Registration is ongoing. Start any time.

More Info


Stars & Dreams available online

The Old Church Lunchtime Concert Series

Solo Recital

Works preformed included:

Les nuits d'été  by H. Berlioz

Missed the live stream? You can still see the whole thing here!

Shakespeare's Macbeth available online

(Phoebe as Lady Macbeth)

Need more cyber-horror in your life? Sad you missed my Lady Macbeth debut? You can still see the whole production free online!

The Majestic Theater presents Macbeth, live online from April 2021. The play starts at 5 minutes.

Click here to watch

Artist Feature

Phoebe was a featured artist in Modern Singer Magazine

Read the whole feature here.

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