Clay Hilley


Among the American heroic tenor’s successes onstage in recent seasons have been the title role/Dvorák’s Dimitrij and Paul/Die Tote Stadt at Bard Summerscape, the title role/Idomeneo at Theater Würzburg, and the Landestheater in Salzburg, Canio/Pagliacci at Virginia Opera, and Erik/The Flying Dutchman at Austin Lyric Opera. Concert highlights include Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Florestan/Fidelio with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Menelaus/Die ägyptische Helena with Odyssey Opera, and Strauss’s Feuersnot with the American Symphony Orchestra (Hilley’s Carnegie Hall debut). The Wagner Society of New York presented Hilley in recital, following their recognition of the tenor with the Robert Lauch Award. He is an alumnus of the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Opera Institute at Boston University.

Lyric debut: Father Grenville/Dead Man Walking (2019|20).

Last updated: November 2, 2019
Photo: Bethany Davis