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Andrea Hill

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Andrea Hill in action.
Andrea Hill as Flora Bervoix and Jeremy White as Marquis d'Obigny in La traviata, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

Canadian mezzo-soprano Andrea Hill made her Royal Opera debut in 2016 as Flora Bervoix (La traviata).

Hill grew up in Calgary and studied Music at McGill University and the University of Maryland. In 2006 she joined Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program and the following year joined Paris Opéra’s Atelier Lyrique. For Paris Opéra she has since sung Alitchiara (Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini), Varvara (Kát’a Kabanová), Diane (Hippolyte et Aricie), Olga (Die lustige Witwe), Wardrobe Mistress/Schoolboy/Groom (Lulu), Bat (L’Enfant et les sortilèges), Kristina (The Makropulos Affair), Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Hänsel. Her engagements elsewhere include Gwendolen (The Importance of Being Earnest) for Opéra national de Montpellier, Second Maid (Elektra) for La Scala, Milan, and Aix-en-Provence Festival and Carmen in Tours.

Hill has sung in concert and recital for festivals including Festival Présences (Radio France), the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Ravinia Festival and La Grange de Meslay. Her recital repertory includes chamber music by Berio, Brahms, Hindemith, Ravel and Respighi, and Lieder and songs by Brahms, Britten, Copland, Debussy, Duparc, Dvorák, De Falla, Hahn, Mahler, Ravel, Rorem, Schubert, Schumann and Wolf.

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