Poised and confident, Heather Hill has a career covering a broad spectrum of appearances in opera, oratorio, concert stage, television and film.
In the summer of 2011, Ms. Hill took on the role of Lily in the American Repertory Theater’s production of The Gerswhins’ Porgy and Bess which opened on Broadway The show subsequently received 10 Tony Nominations and two Awards. She made an unexpected debut as Serena stepping in for an ailing colleague and eventually sang a number of performances through to the end of the run in 2012. That season she made her Las Cruces Symphony debut in Carmina Burana.
Ms. Hill 2010-11 season included the Collegiate Chorale in Knickerbocker Holiday and made her debut with Little Opera Theater of New York as Ismene in Mozart’s Mitridate.
She toured with New York City Opera in Where the Wild Things Are in outreach and also toured with The American Spirituals Ensemble throughout the spring.
She was presented in concert with Opera Exposures in The Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield Story.
Other engagements include covering the trouser role of Pip in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s opera Moby-Dick with The Dallas Opera conducted by Patrick Summers.
She also made her Carnegie Hall debut in Carmina Burana and the Lord Nelson Mass with Distinguished Concerts International.
She sang with the Caramoor Summer Festival under the baton of Will Crutchfield covering the role of Adina in L’elisir d’Amore and also performed the role of Azema in Semiramide.
Ms. Hill was featured in recital with Opera Exposures in New York in the fall of 2009 and added the role of Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte to her repertoire with The Bronx Opera.
She has performed Dessie in Strange Fruit with New York City Opera Vox Series, Clara in Porgy and Bess on a European tour with Harlem Productions and Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Opera Colorado.
Other roles include Achsah in Handel’s Joshua, Dionisia in the world premiere of La Curandera by Robert Xavier Rodríguez also with Opera Colorado, the title role in Semele, Galatea in Acis and Galatea, Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne, La Princesse in L’enfant et les Sortileges; the roles of Model and Poet in Kurt Weill’s Firebrand of Florence in Alice Tully Hall and the Waitress in Ricky Ian Gordon’s concert version of The Grapes of Wrath in Carnegie Hall both with the Collegiate Chorale.
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Ms. Hill continues her activity on Broadway, recently making her debut as Carlotta in the long-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera. She made her Alice Tully Hall debut with Robert Harris's New York première of Gloria with Distinguished Concerts International New York. Ms. Hill made her debut with the Missouri Symphony in their Hot Summer Nights Festival in a concert of opera classics this summer and debuted with the Landestheater Linz in the role of Clara in Porgy and Bess with a reprise at the Festival de Wiltz in Luxembourg.
Heather is a 2010 recipient of the Allied Arts Award . As a 2009 winner of the Liederkranz Foundation, Ms. Hill was awarded the Hans Hachmann Memorial Award. She was also a 2009 Gerda Lissner Encouragement Award winner, a 2009 Finalist in the Acadia Opera Competition, a 2006 Karl Schmid Memorial Award winner under the auspices of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild, a 2004 Micki Savin Award given by the Connecticut Opera Guild and was an Astral Career Grant recipient.
"Soprano soloist Heather Hill was exceptional in her role in the Domine Deus and Quomium tu solus sanctus movements. Her upper register was crystalline in its clarity and beauty, with an exquisitely controlled vibrato that was perfect for this work. This listener found the Qui tollis to be particularly compelling both harmonically and stylistically..." – Robert Harris’s Gloria, Alice Tully Hall, DCINY