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Heldentenor Clay Hilley, in conversation
Sun, 06/18/2023 - 12:00 pm
In this Zoom Webinar we will get to know heldentenor Clay Hilley. Praised in The New York Times for his “vocal heft, clarion sound and stamina,” by de Volkskrant for a “sublime” voice, in the Financial Times for his “extraordinary energy and stamina,” and heralded by Concerti for having” sung himself into the front row of the hero tenors…” American Clay Hilley appears at the world’s leading opera houses and concert venues in the most challenging heldentenor repertoire.
At age 39 Clay Hilley sang Siegfried in Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen in Stefan Herheim’s new production at Deutsche Oper Berlin under the baton of Sir Donald Runnicles. This was where many WSNC Members became acquainted with Clay Hilley.
Clay Hilley’s most recent triumph was at the 2022 Bayreuther Festspiele, where he replaced an ailing colleague as Siegfried for the premiere of Valentin Schwarz’s new production of Götterdämmerung, under the baton of Cornelius Meister. On less than twenty-four hours’ notice, he was flown from his vacation in Italy for this prominent debut, a performance acclaimed by critics and Bayreuth’s audience, alike.
Get to know Clay Hilley in this video feature: https://operawire.com/life-on-the-road-opera-couple-sara-duchovnay-clay-hilley-open-up-about-the-rv-lifestyle/
Posted May 19, 2023 - 11:52 am
In this Zoom Webinar we will get to know heldentenor Clay Hilley. Praised in The New York Times for his “vocal heft, clarion sound and stamina,” by de Volkskrant for… Continue reading Heldentenor Clay Hilley, in conversationClick for full details
Posted May 19, 2023 - 10:47 am
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