Mozart, Puccini and Rossini live when Phyllis Lewis-Hale sings. The lyric soprano hits the notes intended and fills auditoriums with her passion. The opera singer and music scholar stresses the classics to her students at Jackson State University.
“You can sing gospel, you can sing pop beautifully, and I respect those styles, but you must also respect the classical style,” she says. “You must respect the hard work and dedication and scholastic work that goes into it.”