Contralto Hilary Summers

Hilary Summers


A true contralto with a wide vocal range, superb musicianship and a commanding stage presence, Hilary Summers she has excited the attention of stage directors, conductors and many contemporary composers. She created the role of Stella in Elliot Carter’s opera What Next? at the Berlin Staatsoper unter den Linden, with Daniel Barenboim, Irma in Peter Eötvös’s Le Balcon at the Aix en Provence Festival and The Art Banker in Michael Nyman’s Facing Goya. She works frequently with the composer Joby Talbot and sings on his soundtrack to the film Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the television series The League of Gentlemen.