Hila Baggio, soprano

With her crystal clear graceful soprano voice, Baggio is one of the most successful, critically acclaimed and sought-after Israeli Sopranos.

In season 2019-2020, she will sing a role debut of Gepopo/Venus in Ligeti’s Opera ‘Le Grand Macabre’ in a new production at the Semperoper Dresden conducted by Omer Meir Wellber and directed by Calixto Bieito. Other role debuts this season at The Israeli Opera include Violetta (La Traviata) in a new production conducted by Dan Ettinger and Ilia (Idomeneo) conducted by Michele Gamba. She will join the ‘Jerusalem Quartet’ in a CD tour of ‘The Yiddish Cabaret’ which was recently released by ‘Harmonia Mundi and will be performed in venues such as Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Wiener Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zürich, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Dresden Philharmonie and more.                                                          Concert repertoire she will perform include Ayal Adler’s ‘Alone, I return from the night’ with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Omer Meir Wellber, Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder with The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and Rani Calderon, a Concert series with Israel Camerata Orchestra, and Beethoven Mass in C with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra among other concerts.

In season 2018-2019 she made her debut at ‘Semperoper Dresden’ as Musetta (La Boheme) with Maestra Speranza Scappucci. She sang the role of Oscar in Angers-Nantes Opéra & Opéra de Rennes in France. At the Israeli Opera she sang Despina (Cosi fan Tutte) and Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera) with Maestro Daniel Oren. Among her concerts repertoire she sang Bernstein’s ‘Kaddish’ with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Mahler Symphony No.2 with ONPL in France.

At the Israeli Opera, Baggio sang the roles of Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Gilda (Rigoletto), Musetta (La Bohéme), Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Micaëla (Carmen), Norina (Don Pasquale), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Marie (La Fille du Régiment), Pamina (Die Zauber-flöte), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), The Vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen), Lisette (La Rondine), The Child (The Child Dreams), Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Frasquita (Carmen), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Lucinde (Armide), First Nymph (Rusalka) and Parteonis (La Belle Hélène).

She sang the role of Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera) at Opera National de Lorraine in Nancy and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Giulia (La Scala di Seta) at The Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, The vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen) at The Bergen National Opera, The Child (The Child Dreams) at Wiesbaden Maifestspiele, Olympia (Hoffmanns Erzählungen) at the Landestheater Mecklenburg.

Among her Concert performances: Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire in Berlin with Daniel Barenboim as well as with The Israeli Chamber project in a tour in Israel and the US, Mahler’s Symphony 8 at Dresdner Musikfestspiele and Bernstein’s ‘Kaddish’ with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with ONPL and Pascal Rophe and Rishon LeZion Orchestra with Dan Ettinger, Brahms’ Requiem with the Valencia Orchestra in Palau de les Arts and Omer Meir Wellber, Gala Concert with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Mahler’s Symphony 4, Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Bach’s Matthäus Passion with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

Baggio performed under the baton of distinguished conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Frédéric Chaslin, Daniele Callegari, Rani Calderon, Dan Ettinger, Asher Fisch, Gabriel Feltz, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Speranza Scappucci, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Omer Meir Wellber, Alberto Zedda and others.

Baggio was a member of The Israeli Opera Studio. Her extensive career has gained her many prizes including 2nd prize in the operetta category at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna, Israeli Minister of Culture Award, Rosenblum Prize for the performing arts, Silverman Prize, Grabov Award, Basser Award, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Israel Vocal Arts Institute Foundation.