Lyrico-spinto soprano Carami Hilaire (she/her), praised for her “marvelous sound, rich and luscious”, (David Schengold, Opera News 2017) is poised to become an international contender in Verismo repertoire.
In the fall of 2018 she joined the Metropolitan Opera Guild in excerpts from Tosca and sang her first Musetta in La Boheme with Regina Opera. Carami also sang the title role in Aida, where critics noted that “Hilaire’s intimate phrasing floated over the tumult of the strings, and in the moments where her voice soared, she earned the applause which nearly brought the show to a stop.” (Logan Martel, OperaWire 2018). 2019 engagements include a recital sponsored by the Wagner Society of New York, the title role in Suor Angelica with Si Parla Si Canta, and a concert with Opera Memphis. In 2020 she debuts with Symphony of the Mountains in Mechem’s Song of the Slave.
Ms. Hilaire’s latest role has been Alice in Alice in the Pandemic with White Snake Opera Projects. Joanne Syndey Lessner of Opera News remarked: “With her rich, expressive soprano and intent, quiet listening, Carami Hilaire’s Alice communicated all the anguish, anxiety and humanity of a woman trying to save her patients, her mother and, ultimately, herself”.
Ms. Hilaire received several encouragement awards from the Wagner Society of New York and sang throughout Switzerland with the Internationale Opernwerkstatt. She is a Hans Gabor Belvedere competition qualifier, Julian Autrey Foundation grant winner, and winner of the Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition Aprile Millo award.
The uniquely soulful soprano hails from Brooklyn and has appeared with Teatro Nuovo, Loft Opera, New Jersey Verismo Opera, Sarasota Opera, Saratoga Opera. In 2021 she will sing the role of Lady Macbeth with Knoxville Opera. She earned a Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes School of Music in 2014.