Phyllis Treigle

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Phyllis Treigle (born May 6, 1960) is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and is a noted American soprano, and the daughter of the great bass-baritone Norman Treigle. She graduated from Loyola University of the South's College of Music and made her professional debut with the New Orleans Opera Association as Flora Bervoix, in La traviata, in 1980.

Miss Treigle subsequently appeared with the New York City Opera (as Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw, conducted by Christopher Keene), Dublin Grand Opera Society, Houston Grand Opera (Bekhetaten in the American premiere of Akhnaten), New Orleans Opera (Der fliegende Holländer), Pittsburgh Opera (in Tito Capobianco's production of Mefistofele, originally mounted for her father), Sarasota Opera Association, The New Opera Theatre, Skylight Opera Theatre (Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, directed by Francesca Zambello), Wolf Trap Opera Company (Transformations and Postcard from Morocco), Eugene Opera, New York Opera Repertory Theatre, Pennsylvania Opera Theater, and Jefferson Performing Arts Society (Susannah, opposite Michael Devlin). She also sang the first New Orleans performances of Sāvitri and La voix humaine.

At Sarasota, the soprano appeared in The Turn of the Screw, Rosalinde von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Mina in Aroldo, Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, and Amelia Grimaldi in both versions of Simon Boccanegra.

In 1997, the singing-actress portrayed the title role in the original version of Cherubini's Médée, for Opera Quotannis, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. As of 2006, Miss Treigle is Assistant Department Chair of Music, Vocal Music, at NOCCA. After an hiatus of some ten years, the soprano returned to the stage in the cameo role of Annina in La traviata, for the New Orleans Opera, in April 2009.

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Sources[edit]

  • Brian Morgan: Strange Child of Chaos: Norman Treigle, iUniverse, 2006. ISBN 0-595-38898-1