Hilary Summers
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1965
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Hilary Summers

Hilary Summers Biography (Wikipedia)

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 Christie, D. Cohen).

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György Kurtág
Fin de partie
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Fin de partie
George Frideric Handel
Semele - Happy Happy Shall We Be
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Semele - Happy Happy Shall We Be
George Frideric Handel
Semele - Excerpts from Act III
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Semele - Excerpts from Act III
Gioachino Rossini
Crucifixus, Et resurrexit, Et vitam from Petite Messe Solennelle
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Crucifixus, Et resurrexit, Et vitam from Petite Messe Solennelle
Gerald Barry
The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Importance of Being Earnest
George Frideric Handel
"Consolati, o bella", from Act 1 of Orlando
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"Consolati, o bella", from Act 1 of Orlando
Leonardo Leo
Misereris omnium, Domine
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Misereris omnium, Domine
George Frideric Handel
Serse, Act 1: Sc 8-11
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Serse, Act 1: Sc 8-11
Gerald Barry
The Importance of being earnest - And this is what you call Bunburying!
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The Importance of being earnest - And this is what you call Bunburying!
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata No 139, 'Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott'
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Cantata No 139, 'Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott'
Pierre Boulez
Le Marteau sans maitre: III. L'Artisanat furieux
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Le Marteau sans maitre: III. L'Artisanat furieux
Michael Haydn
St. Ursula Mass
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St. Ursula Mass
Michael Haydn
Requiem for Archbishop Sigismund
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Requiem for Archbishop Sigismund
Michael Haydn
Gloria (Missa Sanctae Ursulae)
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Gloria (Missa Sanctae Ursulae)
Michael Nyman
Song I: 'Urtod' from War Work: Eight Songs with Film
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Song I: 'Urtod' from War Work: Eight Songs with Film
Arthur Sullivan
H.M.S. Pinafore
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H.M.S. Pinafore
Arthur Sullivan
Things are seldom what they seem (HMS Pinafore)
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Things are seldom what they seem (HMS Pinafore)
Joanna Lee
Hammer of Solitude
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Hammer of Solitude
Pierre Boulez
Le Marteau Sans Maitre - Commentaire I de Bourreaux de solitude
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Le Marteau Sans Maitre - Commentaire I de Bourreaux de solitude
Michael Haydn
Missae Sanctae Ursulae
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Missae Sanctae Ursulae
Pierre Boulez
Le Marteau sans maitre
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Le Marteau sans maitre
Antonio Vivaldi
La Sena festeggiante - serenata RV.693
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La Sena festeggiante - serenata  RV.693
Hilary Summers
HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (2005): So Long And Thanks For All The Fish
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HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (2005):  So Long And Thanks For All The Fish
Hilary Summers
If (The Diary of Anne Frank)
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If (The Diary of Anne Frank)
Hilary Summers
Facing Goya - Forgive me (feat. Omar Ebrahim & Michael Nyman Band)
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Facing Goya - Forgive me (feat. Omar Ebrahim & Michael Nyman Band)
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Proms 2015: Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
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Cadogan Hall
2015-07-25T21:58:22
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Proms 2015: Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Proms 2015: Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

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Proms 2014: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle
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Cadogan Hall
2014-09-06T21:58:22
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Proms 2014: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Proms 2014: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Cadogan Hall
BBC Orchestras and Singers at the Proms: Prom 28: Stravinsky – Oedipus rex
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-08-07T21:58:22
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2014
BBC Orchestras and Singers at the Proms: Prom 28: Stravinsky – Oedipus rex

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Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2014: Prom 28: Beethoven & Stravinsky
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Proms 2014: Prom 28: Beethoven & Stravinsky

Proms 2014: Prom 28: Beethoven & Stravinsky

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2012: Prom 17: Beethoven & Boulez
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-07-26T21:58:22
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2012

Proms 2012: Prom 17: Beethoven & Boulez

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