Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, Andrea Hill has had the honour of singing on stages that include the Metropolitan Opera New York, l’Opéra National de Paris, Covent Garden London, Teatro alla Scala Milan, and at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Operatic roles include Carmen (Carmen, Bizet), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini), Varvara (Janaček’s Katia Kabanova), Despina (Così fan tutte, Mozart) and Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande. Andrea was also selected by Kurt Masur to sing Octavian in a concert of excerpts from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier under his baton at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, and was an original cast member of Patrice Chéreau’s brilliant final production, Strauss’ Elektra. Transitioning to soprano repertoire, she will be performing Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartok) in the Fall of 2023, and covered the title role in Puccini’s Tosca with Edmonton Opera in 2022.
On the concert stage, Andrea’s performances have included the alto solos in Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem, the second soprano solo in Mozart’s Mass in C minor, as well as Ravel’s stunning Shéhérazade. As she continues to perform, she now also operates a private teaching studio in Calgary, Canada, and is the voice facilitator for the upcoming Vocal Academy at the Mount Royal Conservatory.