Featured Artists

Reginald Mobley • Countertenor


Noted for his ‘shimmering voice’ (BachTrack), GRAMMY-nominated American countertenor Reginald Mobley is globally renowned for his interpretation of baroque, classical and modern repertoire, and leads a prolific career on both sides of the Atlantic.

An advocate for diversity in music and its programming, Reginald became the first ever Programming Consultant for the Handel & Haydn Society following several years of leading H&H in its community engaging Every Voice concerts. He holds the position of Visiting Artist for Diversity Outreach with the Baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire, and is also leading a research project in the UK funded by the AHRC to uncover music by composers from diverse backgrounds.

His American concert schedule includes solos recitals (New York at the Miller Theatre, Chicago (Collaborative Arts Institute)), concerts with orchestras performing Handel’s Messiah with, this year, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras and Carmina Burana with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as regular appearances with the most prestigious baroque ensembles: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Collegium San Diego, Seraphic Fire, to name but a few. Recent and future highlights include his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood Festival (Andris Nelson), with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and with Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki.

In Europe, Reginald has been invited to perform with Orchester Wiener Akademie, Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble, Freiburger Barockorchester, I Barocchisti, Bach Society in Stuttgart, Holland Baroque Orchestra, Dutch Bach Society, Monteverdi Choir and English baroque soloists, as well as the City of Birmingham Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra for a series of performances as Ottone in L'incoronazione di Poppea. He has also engaged in a few projects together with the Academy of Ancient Music in Cambridge, singing the role or Disinganno in Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno and devising a new programme, Sons of England, supported by UKAHRC, which reflects his research under their umbrella, which will be touring in April 2024.  Reginald gave a Purcell, Handel and Sancho programme for his solo debut recital in Paris, which he repeated as part of the Bayreuth baroque opera festival in September 2023.

His first solo album with ALPHA Classics was released to great acclaim in June 2023 to coincide with a major series of concerts with pianist Baptiste Trotignon in Paris, York and Liverpool as well as part of both the Aix-en-Provence and BBC PROMS festivals. In addition, Reginald features on several albums with the Monteverdi Choir, Agave Baroque and Stuttgart Bach Society.

Reginald Mobley is beloved by Coro Allegro audience for his work in the title role of Eric Banks Aluta Continua: The passion of David Kato Kisule, premiered in 2016 (with Philip LIma)Coro Allegro will present him with the 15th Annual Daniel Pinkham Award in recognition of his advocacy for arts equity and his contributions to classical music and the LGBTQ+ community.

Breanna Sinclairé • Soprano

breanna_sinclaire_scaled.jpegBreanna Sinclairé, soprano, is a graduate from CalArts and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she was the first Trans person in the Opera program. On the stage, she has performed in many operatic and concert works such as Carmen, Samson and Delilah, and Durufle's Requiem to name a few. She has sung with the San Francisco, Washington DC, and Los Angeles Gay Men's Choruses as their guest artist. Recently she performed for the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, alongside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She sang the national anthem for the SF Giants, OAKLAND A’s, and The San Francisco Deltas as the first trans singer to perform at a national sporting event. Breanna was named OUT Magazine's LGBT Hero of the Year in 2015.

Breanna has traveled across the States and Canada. Her debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in July 2017 was one of the huge milestones in her operatic career. She has performed at the Lincoln Theater, Nourse Theater, and many other celebrated halls. December 31st, 2018 she made her debut with the San Francisco Symphony as the first trans singer to perform with the orchestra.

In July 2019, Sinclairé was featured in The New York Times article, “Transgender Opera Singers Find Their Voices” by Michael Cooper. She was interviewed in 2019 for NPR Station KQED Radio in a piece entitled “Three Transgender Opera Singers on the Risks They Took to Live Authentically.”

Recently Breanna Sinclaire sang a rendition of the National Anthem in an episode for the Hit Emmy Award Television show “United Shades Of America with Kamau Bell” on May 30th, 2021, for their Memorial Day Special. She made her debut in the role as “Kelly Davidson” in the new Opera Film “BOUND” by Kevin Lau directed by Joel Ivany, a Canadian opera production by the Against the Grain Theatre which premiered on March 27th, 2022. On June 4, 2022, she appeared in the televised PBS Special, “TRUE COLORS: LGBTQ+, Our Stories, Our Songs singing “Somewhere” from West Side Story. Breanna attended the Berlin Opera Academy in August 2022 and was cast as Gertrude in the opera, "Hansel und Gretel" by Humperdinck, her first female professional role.

Coro Allegro is honored to present her Boston debut.

Philip Lima • Baritone

philip_lima.pngPhilip Lima has regularly garnered critical acclaim for his performances on both  concert and operatic stages: “His singing was glorious” (The Boston Globe) – “vibrant baritone and a commanding presence” (Cleveland The Plain Dealer) – “keen musicianship along with total dramatic intention.” (Opera News Online).

He has sung leading operatic roles for the international Kurt Weill Festival in Germany, numerous regional American opera companies, and the Handel & Haydn Society in works ranging from Handel’s Semele and Mozart’s Così fan tutte to Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Tosca, to Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Barber’s Vanessa, Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic classics The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance. Of particular note have been his featured roles in the world premieres of operas by jazz greats Leslie Burrs, Nathan Davis, and Mary Watkins, and by award-winning composer Larry Bell.

Mr. Lima has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops and over seventy orchestras, choral societies, and concert series across the United States and in Korea and Ukraine, singing major works such as Bach’s St. John Passion and Ich habe genug, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Mass in C, Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles and Mass (major excerpts), the Requiems of both Brahms and Fauré, Dave Brubeck’s The Light in the Wilderness, Copland’s Old American Songs, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, Mendelssohn’s Grosse Festmusik zum Dürerfest (U.S. premiere), Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, and the major choral works of Vaughan Williams.  He has been acclaimed for his performances with numerous orchestras—including the Boston Pops—of Lee Hoiby’s setting of the “I Have a Dream” speech of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and is featured on the recording of pioneering African-American composer Florence Price’s Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight that won the 2020 American Prize for the Performance of American Music.

As a solo recitalist, Mr. Lima debuted in Rome with a concert of spirituals in 2000, and has performed frequently at Boston’s historic Jordan Hall. His performance of Schubert’s Winterreise with pianist Beverly Orlove was cited by The Boston Phoenix in an annual summary of Boston’s “Unforgettable Classical Events.”

A native of New Bedford, Massachusetts and an alumnus of Yale University, Mr. Lima studied at the Tanglewood Music Center and Boston University, and with Richard Conrad; and is the Assistant Chair of Berklee College of Music’s Voice Department. Mr. Lima is a favorite of Coro Allegro audiences, noted for his 2019 performance in Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Florence Price, the 2016 premiere of Eric Banks' Aluta Continua: The passion of David Kato Kisule (in which he sang the role of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo opposite Mr. Mobley), his 2015 appearance in Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ, and 1997 appearance in the Fauré Requiem.

David Coleman Piano


David Freeman Coleman is a Boston-based composer, educator, music director, and speaker specializing in multiple genres of music - Classical, Gospel, Choral, Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theater - as well as leadership efforts in DEI work at the academic and artistic institutions he works with.

Currently an Associate Professor of Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, a Lecturer of Music at Tufts University, the Director of Choral Music at the Dana Hall School, and the Minister of Music at Greater Framingham Community Church, Coleman is sought after as a musician and as a teacher in several different spaces which allows him to be a bridge between diverse communities and an ambassador for the arts.

A graduate of Boston University College of Fine Arts and Tufts University he has assembled and directed choirs for Mariah Carey, Ryan Gosling, Bobby McFerrin, Patti Labelle, and Phish.  He has performed in dozens of schools, churches, prisons and shelters as well as Fenway Park, Carnegie Hall, the Vatican, and the White House.

As a composer,  songwriter, and producer, he has recorded 10 CD's of his original work, which is featured on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.  He is the 2013 recipient of two New England Urban Music Awards, and a 2020 Eliot Norton Award nominee for Outstanding Music Direction.  In 2021, he was a featured artist with the Boston Pops, both as a soloist and as a co-host with Keith Lockhart, engaging in discussions of race, cultural appropriation, and the significance of Jazz music.  Coleman’s work celebrating Negro Spirituals for the Boston Pops and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus was featured in their 2021 Holiday at Pops concert series.

Recently Coleman has served as the Music Director for the Front Porch Collective’s production of Ain’t Misbehaving, Once on This Island for SpeakEasy Stage Company, the American Repertory Theatre’s production of WILD (featuring Idina Menzel) and Passing Strange for Moonbox Productions. 

Coro Allegro previously had the honor of collaborating with Coleman in Deep River, with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and the One City Chorus. Coleman and Artistic Director David Hodgkins were featured co-panelists in “Portraying Race Through Musical Theatre and the Concert Stage in 2019,” presented by the Landmarks Orchestra at WBUR Cityspace.