hailey wins the Austrian Music Theater Prize in opera for "Best female leading role" alma beers - brokeback mountain
about the artist
In the 2017-18 season, award-winning American soprano Hailey Clark joins THEATER BASELfor three new productions, including Mozart's LUCIO SILLA (Lucio Cinna), ELEKTRA (Fifth Maid), 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. Stay tuned for 2018-19 season announcement coming soon!
"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."
-SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW
Up Next: Teaser The Rake's progress
Hailey debuts the role of Anne Trulove in a new production at theater basel
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