Mezzo-soprano Hilary Ginther continues her trajectory as a bravura artist in several branches of the classical European repertoire. In the summer of 2022, she headlined Opera Omaha’s Opera Outdoors concert with major excerpts from the roles of Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana) and Éboli (Don Carlos). During her all-Italian 2022-2023 season, she makes an international role debut as Elisabetta (Donizetti’s Queen Elizabeth I) in Maria Stuarda for her return to Musica Viva Hong Kong, a rare Puccinian venture as Suor Angelica’s La maestra delle novizie for her return to Opera Omaha, her Opera Columbus debut as Maddalena in Rigoletto, and her Central City Opera debut as Emilia in the rarely performed Rossini Otello.
Further recent Italian roles include Adalgisa (Norma), in which she made her internationally broadcast Asian debut with Musica Viva Hong Kong, and Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) which she debuted at Florida Grand Opera and has since reprised with Fargo Moorhead Opera and Opera on the James. In the French repertoire, Ms. Ginther has earned success both as the familiar Carmen as well as Anne Boleyn in the rare Saint-Saëns grand opera Henry VIII, with which she made her Odyssey Opera debut. Additionally, her affinity for Tchaikovsky has been confirmed by her performances as Olga in Opera Omaha’s Eugene Onegin and the title role of New Orleans Opera’s Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orléans).
Ms. Ginther’s experience in contemporary American works includes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut as a featured soloist in Bernstein’s MASS under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, a performance recorded and released by Deutsche Grammophon, her New York City Opera debut as Lureen in the North American premiere of Brokeback Mountain, her Los Angeles Opera debut in a double bill by Gordon Getty, Usher House & The Canterville Ghost, the comical Lady Meresvale in the New York premiere of Floyd’s Prince of Players, and the world premiere of Musto’s The Inspector with Wolf Trap Opera.