About

We are a UK-based agency representing a hand-picked roster of artists internationally. We believe in excellence and empower singers to find their voice in the world.
Through trusted relationships with leading directors, coaches and repetiteurs, we cultivate sustained careers openly and honestly.
We champion diverse communities where likeminded creatives thrive and are proud members of the Opera Managers Association International and International Artist Managers’ Association.

Steve Phillips graduated from postgraduate study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and sang for several companies including Scottish OperaGarsington Opera and Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall before moving into management roles at The Grange Festival, Opera North and Welsh National Opera. He continues to run Oxenfoord International Summer School with Artistic Director Malcolm Martineau, while managing the roster of Steve Phillips Management.

Steve was at Opera North for eight years, taking choristers to Grimes on the Beach as part of Aldeburgh Festival’s 2013 Britten Centenary celebrations and casting Into the Woods, from the ensemble, a 2016 co-production with Leeds Playhouse. As well as setting up the Royal Northern College of Music/Opera North Chorus Mentor Scheme, he sat on general auditions, chorister auditions, biennial vocal reviews and annual role and cover auditions for the Company. For three years he produced Opera North`s Whistle Stop Opera (a bite-sized introduction to opera, touring the North of England and featuring as part of the BBC`s opera programming at the V&A and live-streamed via their nationwide #OperaPassion day) and in 2018 managed the Kiss Me, Kate tour to Ravenna Festival, overseeing all guest artists, dancers, chorus, orchestra and technical departments. In 2019/20 he worked with the planning and casting departments in preparation for future seasons.

Steve currently fixes the ensemble of singers for Opera Rara‘s recordings and concert performances at the BarbicanQueen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall. He relaunched the Leeds Lieder Young Artists programme across their 2018 & 2019 Festivals and continues to provide training at the UK conservatoires and National Opera Studio to include CV, audition and continuing professional development sessions.