Hilary Grace Taylor

Hilary Grace Taylor, mezzo-soprano, is a newly appointed Assistant Professor of Voice at Wichita State University. A native of Dallas, TX, she has most recently performed with Painted Sky Opera, Opera Las Vegas, Chautauqua Opera, and Pittsburgh Festival Opera. During her graduate work at the University of North Texas, Hilary spent three seasons as an Education Outreach Young Artist with The Dallas Opera and this summer will return to Chautauqua Opera to sing Mother in Hansel and Gretel and Maggie in Pepito.

Hilary was a Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is frequently a finalist or semifinalist in national competitions including the Fort Worth Opera McCammon Voice Competition and the Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition. Having a passion for standard and contemporary repertoire, including Oratorio and Music Theater, her role credits include Carmen (Carmen), Mrs. Gross (Turn of the Screw), Taller Daughter (Proving Up), Sappho (Lysistrata), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Desirée Armfeldt (A Little Night Music), Marcellina (Le nozza di Figaro), Regina (Regina) and Gertrude Stein (After Life by Tom Cipullo), and is often engaged as the soloist in the Verdi Requiem and Handel’s Messiah.