Clay Hilley

In Review Stage Reviews
Wagner Society of New York 2018 Review: Heldentenor Clay Hilley Conquers Love & Music In Life-Changing Recital
It was close to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Heldentenor Clay Hilley had already conquered the rage of the ocean, immersed himself in the diary of one who vanished, become one with the earth. He had even forged Siegfried’s legendary sword Nothung. And yet his most challenging role of the evening was right in front him. After some raucous applause from the crowd assembled at the Good Shepherd…
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Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend (1/5-7, 2018): Clay Hilley, Isabel Leonard, & Felix Jarrar Share Stage With Met Opera
The opera season has quieted down around much of the US and Canada, but the city that never sleeps, and other towns, still have a wide range of opera offerings. Not all of them are staged productions as there are two recital offerings worth your time! Wagner Society of New York – Clay Hilley in Recital Up-and-coming tenor Clay Hilley will showcase his talents as the winner of the Top…
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On the Cusp – Tenor Clay Hilley on His Big Recital At the Wagner Society of New York, Career Foundations & Highlights
He’s 36 years old. He lives in an RV that he uses to travel across the US. He’s coming off a summer in which he scored one of his greatest career victories to date. And he’s also that rare breed of dramatic tenor that takes well to Wagner’s operas. He’s so adept at the musical style that he is the first line of defense at the Metropolitan Opera’s upcoming production…
In Review Stage Reviews
Bard SummerScape Festival 2017 Review – Dimitrij: A Flawed Production Makes Compelling Case For Dvořák’s Rarely Heard Sixth Opera
Let me start off by saying "Dimitrij" is not Dvořák's melodic masterpiece nor is it the most important work by the composer. But Dvořák's sixth opera is a compelling grand opera that deserves more exposure and more productions. In sum, while listening to this unique opera, one can certainly hear hints of the dramatic prowess Dvořák would eventually utilize to create his greatest operatic masterpiece "Rusalka." Attending the second performance…