Hailed by OPERA NEWS for her "warm and effortless" singing and widely recognized for her vibrant interpretations, American lyric soprano Hailey Clark is quickly making her mark in Europe and North America. A winner of the Austrian Music Theater Prize for best female in a leading role, Clark continues to garner praise on the international stage for her shimmering, signature portrayals of Mozart heroines, and her versatility in operatic and concert repertoire spanning nearly three centuries.
Clark finishes the 2022/23 season with her much anticipated Bayreuther Festspiele debut as Freia in Das Rheingold. The upcoming 2023/24 season will include debuts of Richard Strauss' Vier Lezte Lieder with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Turkey, a role and house debut as Brünnhilde in a new production of Wagner's Siegfried with Stadttheater Bern in Switzerland, and a role debut of Nedda in Pagliacci with Austin Opera. In addition to her classical calendar, Clark will release her debut Folk/Singer-Songwriter single, "Unraveled" available for streaming and download December 2023, with a forthcoming album of original pop music to follow in 2024. She will also collaborate on a family EP with other German singer-songwriters in 2024, entitled "Für dich/For You." Please stay tuned for updated season announcements.
Recent appearances have included Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with Central City Opera, Gerhilde in Die Walküre with the Dresdner Philharmonie, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Palm Beach Opera, a return to her breakout role of Rachel in La Juive at the Staatsoper Hannover, and a cover of the same role in a new production at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Critics are saying...
"Hailey Clark as Rachel had enough power for the finale with her big, wonderfully timbred soprano and also found the right colors for the intimate passages of her romance "Il va venir" in the second act."
- DAS OPERNGLAS
"HAILEY CLARK IS A DAZZLING RACHEL IN MANY FACETS. HER GENTLE, GLOWING-FROM-THE-INSIDE SOPRANO OUTSHINES THE ORCHESTRAL SOUND, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND CAN CLING TO IT LIKE A VELVET CARPET." -OPERNWELT
"HAILEY CLARK MAKES THE TITLE ROLE [ALCINA] THRILLINGLY HER OWN " -FINANCIAL TIMES
"VOCALLY AND EMOTIONALLY TOUCHING..." -THE HUFFINGTON POST
"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."