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Hilary Summers

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Singer / Composer of Classical

Hilary Summers is a Welsh dramatic contralto. She was trained at Reading University, the Royal Academy of Music, and the National Opera Studio in London. She has performed on soundtracks such as The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Libertine, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. She has created roles for composers Péter Eötvös and Elliott Carter, and is known to have a close working relationship with Michael Nyman. She created the leading role of the Art Banker in Nyman's opera Facing Goya. In 2000 she performed the role of Mars in the first modern revival of Giovanni Legrenzi's La divisione del mondo at the Schwetzingen Festival. Her discography includes, for Chandos, Handel's Partenope and Semele. She sang the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas at the Opéra-Comique (2008, William Ch

        
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So Long & Thanks For All The Fish - Soundtrack on The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Joby Talbot
Es war Erde in ihnen on Nyman: Six Celan Songs - The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi by Michael Nyman, Michael Nyman Band, Hilary Summers & Sarah Leanard
Le marteau sans maître: Avant "l'Artisanat furieux" on Boulez: Le Marteau sans maitre; Derive 1 & 2 by Pierre Boulez, Hilary Summers & Ensemble Intercontemporain
Profit & Loss on Mozart 252 by Michael Nyman & Michael Nyman Band
O My Dear Papa on Mozart 252 by Michael Nyman & Michael Nyman Band
Le marteau sans maître: "L'Artisanat furieux" on Boulez: Le Marteau sans maitre; Derive 1 & 2 by Pierre Boulez, Hilary Summers & Ensemble Intercontemporain
Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott (Chorus) on Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 12 by Johann Sebastian Bach & John Eliot Gardiner
Le marteau sans maître: "Bourreaux de solitude" on Boulez: Le Marteau sans maitre; Derive 1 & 2 by Pierre Boulez, Hilary Summers & Ensemble Intercontemporain
I Am an Unusual Thing on Mozart 252 by Michael Nyman & Michael Nyman Band
Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott, BWV 139: Aria: Das Ungluck schlagt auf allen Seiten (Bass) on Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 12 by Johann Sebastian Bach & John Eliot Gardiner

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
SerseGeorg Friedrich Händel - Anna Stéphany · Rosemary Joshua · David Daniels · Hilary Summers · Joélle Harvey · Brindley Sherratt · Andreas Wolf, Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn2013Album
The Rape Of LucretiaBenjamin Britten - Oliver Knussen, Angelika Kirchschlager, Ian Bostridge, Susan Gritton, Christopher Purves, Benjamin Russell, Peter Coleman-Wright, Hilary Summers, Claire Booth, Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble2011Album
Mozart 252Michael Nyman - The Michael Nyman Band & Hilary Summers & Andrew Slater2008Album
Petite Messe SolennelleGioacchino Rossini, Carolyn Sampson, Hilary Summers, Andrew Tortise, Andrew Foster-Williams, The King's Consort, Robert King2006Album
LotarioGeorg Friedrich Händel – Sara Mingardo, Simone Kermes, Sonia Prina, Hilary Summers, Steve Davislim, Vito Priante, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2004Album
La Senna Festeggiante • Gloria E ImeneoAntonio Vivaldi, Carolyn Sampson, Hilary Summers, Tuva Semmingsen, Andrew Foster-Williams, The King's Consort, Robert King2002Album
Sacred Music - 6Antonio Vivaldi - Susan Gritton, Nathalie Stutzmann, Hilary Summers, Alexandra Gibson, The Choir Of The King's Consort, The King's Consort, Robert King2000Album
OrlandoGeorg Friedrich Händel, Patricia Bardon, Rosa Mannion, Hilary Summers, Rosemary Joshua, Harry van der Kamp, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie1996Album
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel — Lynne Dawson, Hilary Summers, John Mark Ainsley, Alastair Miles, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury1994Album
Handel Messiah HighlightsGeorg Friedrich Händel - The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Lynne Dawson, Hilary Summers, Stephen Cleobury, Alastair Miles, Brandenburg ConsortCompil.
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