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Hilary Grace Taylor, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Dallas, Texas and becoming known for her versatility of repertoire and love of contemporary music. Most recently performed roles include Mrs. Gross (Turn of the Screw) with Painted Sky Opera and Taller Daughter (Proving Up) with Opera Las Vegas. This season, Ms. Taylor returns to Chautauqua Opera Company as an Apprentice Young Artist performing Mother and covering Witch (Hansel and Gretel),  and Angie (Pepito), a 2019 production from the American Opera Initiative at Washington National Opera by composer Nicolás Lell Benavides and librettist Marella Martin Koch. 


Other recent roles include Carmen (Carmen), Sappho (Lysistrata), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Marcellina (Le nozza di Figaro), Regina (Regina), Gertrude Stein (After Life by Tom Cipullo), Desirée Armfeldt (A Little Night Music), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Giovanna (Rigoletto), Martha (Faust), Indiana Elliot (The Mother of Us All), Principessa (Suor Angelica).

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Ms. Taylor was a semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a finalist in the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, a semifinalist in the TCO NEXT: Virtual Voice Competition, and First Place Winner of the Lewisville Lake Symphony International Voice Competition. She was a Young Artist with Chautauqua Opera and Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and served for three seasons as an Outreach Artist with Dallas Opera. Ms. Taylor has been featured with Wichita Grand Opera, Chautauqua Opera Company, Painted Sky Opera, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Opera Las Vegas, Fort Worth Symphony, and Sacramento Symphony and Opera. 


Ms. Taylor enjoys frequent concert and oratorio performances including the Verdi Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Ms. Taylor holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas.

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