hailey wins the Austrian Music Theater Prize for opera in the category of "Best female leading role"
about the artist
In the 2017-18 season, award-winning American soprano Hailey Clark joins the Ensemble of THEATER BASELfor three new productions, including Lucio Cinna in Mozart's LUCIO SILLA, Fifth Maid in Strauss' ELEKTRA, and Anne Trulove in Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS. Recently she made her German Debut with OPER STUTTGART as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, her company debut at CENTRAL CITY OPERA in the same role, and returned to Salzburg as Musetta in a new production of La Bohème in the Haus für Mozart with the SALZBURGER LANDESTHEATER conducted by Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla. In 2017 she was awarded "Best Female Leading Role" by the Austrian Music Theater Prize in Opera for her portrayal of Alma Beers in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN at the Salzburger Landestheater in 2016.
"As Fiordiligi, Hailey Clark triumphed in “Come scoglio” and “Per pietà,” displaying little trouble with the former's leaps and bounds, while acquiring a warm, floating soprano and effortless trills in the latter."
"HAILEY CLARK, MAKING HER CCO DEBUT, IMMEDIATELY DREW IN THE CROWD WITH HER STRIKING STAGE PRESENCE AND HER ASTONISHING VOCAL CONTROL. CLARK'S PERFORMANCE IS A MASTERCLASS IN HOW TO FULLY INHABIT AND DEVELOP A CHARACTER — ALL WHILE DAZZLING WITH AN INEFFABLY BEAUTIFUL VOICE. BOTH ARIAS DREW SUSTAINED APPLAUSE." - THE DENVER POST
"Clark imbued Fiordiligi with real emotions rather than the caricature of a prima donna. Most importantly she can rise to the role’s vocal challenges. She brought energy, fervor and dramatic passion to Fiordiligi’s “Come scoglio” and “Per pietà, ben mio.” Her strong low tones, fine projection and ease in coloratura passages propelled the ensembles as well as solo showpieces. Clark is a very promising soprano."