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Hilary Ginther

   Mezzo Soprano

"...most notable was Hilary Ginther as Anne Boleyn: from the moment she stepped on-stage, she embodied Anne Boleyn's every dramatic beat with pitch-perfect conviction, and her voice proved both tender and powerful: her Act II aria where she contemplates how Henry is considering making her his new queen very nearly stopped the show, and was one of the highlights of the evening."

-Arturo Fernandez, Schmopera

Recently, Ms. Ginther made her international debut with Musica Viva Opera in Hong Kong as Adalgisa in NORMA, returned to both Fargo Moorhead Opera and Opera on the James as Rosina in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, and was the alto soloist for BEETHOVEN'S 9TH SYMPHONY under the baton of Maestro Joe Illick.

In the Spring of 2022 Ms. Ginther makes her company and role debut as Olga in EUGENE ONEGIN with Opera Omaha.

During the 19/20 season, Ms. Ginther made both her Odyssey Opera and New Orleans Opera debuts as Anne Boleyn in Saint-Saëns' HENRY VIII and as Joan of Arc in Tchaikovsky's THE MAID OF ORLÉANS, respectively.  Her role debut as Santuzza in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19. 

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

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EUGENE ONEGIN

(TCHAIKOVSKY)

OLGA

Opera Omaha

APRIL

2022

SYMPHONY NO.9

(BEETHOVEN)

ALTO SOLOIST

The Lensic Performing Arts Center

DECEMBER

2021

Opera on the James

NOVEMBER

2021

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

(ROSSINI)

ROSINA

Musica Viva Hong Kong

NORMA

(Bellini)

Adalgisa

JULY

2021

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"The mezzo-soprano's darkly projected voice conveyed Anne's ambition to become queen, but her melting lyricism in her Act 3 duet with Chioldi suggested that her character actually loved Henry."  - Boston Classical Review

WATCH AND LISTEN

Making her international debut as ADALGISA in Bellini's NORMA with Musica Viva Hong Kong in July of 2021.

Hilary sings the leading role of JOAN OF ARC in Tchaikovsky's THE MAID OF ORLEANS  with New Orleans Opera in February of 2020.

Odyssey Opera welcomed Hilary for her company debut in 2019 as ANNE BOLEYN in Saint-Saëns' rarely performed HENRY VIII.

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HIlary has been profiled by Opera Now magazine as one of ten young American singers intent on taking the opera world by storm...

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Hilary triumphs as Adalgisa in Hong Kong

"...it was Dominguez and Ginther’s duets that were arguably the highlights of the evening: the pair’s relative youth added a lightness well-suited to who the characters actually are. Both were likable, and hence believable."

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Upcoming Season Annoucements!

Hilary makes her role debut as OLGA in EUGENE ONEGIN with Opera Omaha in the spring of 2022.

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"As the heaven-inspired peasant girl Joan of Arc, Hilary Ginther commanded the stage all the way from her angelic inspiration through triumphs, soul-wrenching romance, crushing tragedy, and divine enlightenment to her ultimate immolation.  This tiny but mighty mezzo Maid filled Mahalia’s huge house with the glory of her prophecy, prayers, spiritual anguish, religious fervor, heroic valor, tender love, and martyrdom...I swear it was a tour de force, a true epiphany.  I hope Joan of Arc can become this incredible artist’s signature role, and other opera companies should sign Hilary for many more productions of this masterpiece."

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