Bethany Hill is a versatile and critically acclaimed operatic soprano based in Australia. She aspires to approach a variety of musical genres with fresh ears and an open mind, and delights in the evocation of emotional response from audiences through her performances.
Comfortable on the stage and as a recitalist, Bethany has performed with The Song Company, Juilliard 415, Ludovico’s Band, Co-Opera, Gertrude Opera, Various People Inc., Mopoke Theatre, Ensemble Galante, Adelaide Baroque, The Firm New Music, and the award-winning Adelaide Chamber Singers.
Operatic roles include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito), Lucy (The Telephone), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), and Belinda (Dido & Aeneas). Most recently she performed Frau in Schönberg’s Erwartung.
In 2018 Bethany made her principal debut with State Opera Of South Australia as Dido in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. Earlier this year she sang the role of Mercedes for Carmen in the Square.
Bethany appears frequently in the Adelaide Festival, and favourite performances include Barrie Kosky’s Helpmann Award-winning production of Handel’s Saul (Glyndebourne and State Opera of South Australia, 2017), and premiering Patch Theatre’s Can You Hear Colour? (2018), which she co-created.
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