Hilary Anne Walker, mezzo soprano and Maine native, is quickly establishing herself as a dynamic and physical performer.  The young lyric mezzo blends her personality and bright vocal color to create memorable performances in the greater Boston area.  Most recently she brought to life the role of Jean de Morcerf in Massenet’s Le Portrait de Manon with Opera del West. Other recent roles include Jacquot in Offenbach’s Pierette et Jacquot, Roma in the staged premier of Ketty Nez’s The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia with Juventas, Cupid, Orpheus in the Underworld, Cherubino and Betty Parris in the Pulitzer Prize Award Winning opera The Crucible, with the Boston Opera Collaborative.  

Other past roles include: Cenerentola (cover); Hänsel;  L'enfant in L'enfant et les sortileges; Ruggiero(cover), Alcina;  Suor Infermiera, Suor Angelica;  Second & Third Spirit, The Magic Flute; Sensuality, Egisto; Mrs. Bassett, Summer in Smoke; and La Marchande, The Breasts of Tiresias.

In addition to her operatic work, Ms. Walker enjoys recital work and performing with other ensembles. She is founding member of Tramontana early music Quintet, and has performed with other prestigious groups such as Odyssey Opera, Boston Baroque, the choir of Church of the Advent, the former Opera Boston, BMOP, MIT’s Grand Canonical Ensemble, and the Lorelei Ensemble. She has also been featured on recital series, most recently performing Bach's alto cantata 35 with harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa.

A student of Michael Meraw, Ms. Walker earned her Masters from New England Conservatory in 2008. Before moving to Boston, she earned her B.A. in music from Vassar College.

photo: Danielle Gilmore