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Andrea Hill

Mezzo Soprano

Born in Calgary, Canada, Andrea Hill completed a Bachelor's of Music - with high distinction - at McGill University, and a Master's of Music at the University of Maryland.  In 2006, she would be part of the inaugural year of the Calgary Opera's Emerging Artist program, shortly thereafter traveling to Hof, Germany, to interpret the title role of Rossini's La Cenerentola, to great acclaim.  2008 would see her back in Calgary, singing Siebel in Gounod's Faust, under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni.  In 2007, Ms. Hill was invited into the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra National de Paris, with whom she would perform several operas and concerts throughout Europe.

 

A passionate concert and chamber singer, Ms. Hill has been invited to participate in several festivals, including Fesival Présences with Radio France, the Ultima Contemporary Music Festival in Oslo Norway, La Grange de Meslay, Musique à l'Empéri, Aix-en-Provence... In 2010, she would travel to Chicago to take part in the reputed Stean's Institute of the Ravinia Festival.


On the operatic stage, Andrea made her onstage début at the Palais Garnier (Opéra National de Paris) as Varvara in Janacek's beautiful and disturbing Katia Kabanova.  She has since sung Carmen in Tours, Dido with the Opéra Dijon, Octavian in exerpts of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées under the baton of Kurt Masur...  With the Opéra National de Paris, she has sung many roles, including Hänsel from Humperdink's Hänsel und Gretel, Diane in Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie with Emmanuelle Haïm, Krista from Janacek's The Makropulos Affair, Der Gymnasiast in Berg's Lulu....  A creating member of Patrice Chéreau's final production - Strauss' Elektra -  Ms. Hill has sung the Zweitte Mägd and Schleppeträgerin in Aix-en-Provence and at La Scala in Milan, under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, with whom she has also sung four roles in L'enfant et les sortilèges at Royal Festival Hall, in London.

 

This season sees Andrea singing Mallika in Delibes' Lakme with Calgary Opera, Dritte Mägd and Schleppeträgerin in Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, as well as Flora in Verdi's Traviata at Royal Opera House, in London.  She will also perform with the Calgary Philharmonic to inaugurate a new concert hall in her home town.

Mezzo Soprano

Andrea Hill