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© Eric Melear

Hailey Clark

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Hailed by Opera News for her “warm” and “effortless” soprano and widely recognized for her dynamic interpretations, American lyric soprano Hailey Clark is quickly making her mark in both Europe and North America.


Since the 2019/20 season, Hailey Clark has been a member of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Hannover, where she already celebrated an great success as Rachel in Fromental Halévy’s La Juive at the beginning of the season. She will also appear in Hannover as Musetta (La bohème), in the title role in Alcina and as Pat Nixon in John Adams Nixon in China.


In 2018/19 Hailey Clark could celebrate two important debuts. At Austin Opera she impersonated the role of Anna Sørenson in Kevin Putsʼ opera Silent Night and made her role debut as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Palm Beach Opera. She also appeared at the Kalamazoo Bach Festival in Michigan, at the International Music Festival “Music in the Alps” in Innsbruck and with the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra.


In 2017/18 she appeared at the Theater Basel as Lucio Cinna (Lucio Silla), as 5th maid (Elektra) and as Anne Trulove (The Rakeʼs Progress). As Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) she appeard at the Salzburg Landestheater, the State Opera of Stuttgart and the Central City Opera in Colorado and sang Micaëla (Carmen) at the Florida Grand Opera in Miami.


Hailey Clark is a two-time Regional Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2015 International Finalist in the “Competizione dell’Opera” (Linz, Austria), and a grant recipient from the Santa Fe Opera (“Award for Outstanding Apprentice.”) She is also a First Place Winner of the Heafner-Williams-Competition, prize winner of the “Opera Guild of Charlotte Competition” and the “Shreveport Singer of the Year Competition”. As a winner of the “Charles Lynam Vocal Competition” she completed a five-city concert tour through China and Inner Mongolia in 2009. She is the recipient of the Österreichischer Musiktheaterpreis (Austrian Music Theatre Prize in Opera) in the category of ‘Best Female Leading Role’ for her performance as Alma Beers in Brokeback Mountain (2016) at the Salzburger Landestheater.


Clark holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Maryland School of Music. She is also a proud alumnus of the Freie Universität Berlin’s FU-Best program. 


January 2021 – For the most recent biography please contact  Florian Schadhauser