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Summers, Hilary

Works: 180 works in 466 publications in 4 languages and 8,475 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Operas  Music  Songs  Drama  Excerpts  Christmas music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other, Musician
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hilary Summers
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Boulez conducts Boulez by Pierre Boulez( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Marteau sans maître . Voix d'alto & 6 instr. . Boulez, Pierre
Flavio by George Frideric Handel( )

8 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flavio, Rè de' Langobardi: Dramma per musica in tre atti, HWV 16. Libretto: Niccolò Francesco Haym
Semele by George Frideric Handel( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Semele (HWV 58) is a 'musical drama' in three parts by George Frideric Handel. The story comes from Ovid's Metamorphoses and concerns Semele, mother of Bacchus. Handel also referred to the work as 'The Story of Semele'. The work is classified as a 'musical drama', but it does fuse elements of opera, oratorio and classical drama, which anticipates the grand operas of the nineteenth century...Neither is it opera due to the large number of choruses..."--
Partenope by Georg Friedrich Händel( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hommage à Boulez by Pierre Boulez( )

4 editions published in 2017 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HMS Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live recording from a sold out performance at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015. The Scottish Opera is joined by an outstanding soloist cast, including John Mark Ainsley, Elizabeth Watts, and Toby Spence. Comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor serves as narrator
Into the little hill ; Dance figures ; Sometime voices by George Benjamin( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

6 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria di Venosa : a music drama by Francesco D'Avalos( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Italian and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Celan songs ; The ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi by Michael Nyman( )

6 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel in Ägypten by George Frideric Handel( )

5 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Latest release on VIVAT brings Mendelssohn's astonishing reconstruction of Handel's great oratorio Israel in Egypt. Mendelssohn's 1833 Düsseldorf performance has been painstakingly reconstructed from fragments and sources across Europe: the large and colourful orchestra, playing nineteenth-century instruments, produces vivid new sonorities, and the double choir sings magnificently. Listeners familiar with Handel's 1739 version will also find new numbers, significant changes to the order of movements and very different orchestrations. The work starts with a thrilling, pure-Mendelssohn overture, mixing life and energy with moments of exquisitely shifting instrumental colours. There is fine solo singing from solo sopranos Lydia Teuscher and Julia Doyle, alto Hilary Summers, tenor Benjamin Hulett, and bass Roderick Williams: Robert King and The King's Consort are on top form."--Presto Classical website
The wandering Jew by Robert Saxton( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart 252 by Michael Nyman( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colossos, or, Panic ; The deluge ; Little symphony by Alexander Goehr( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Libertine : music for the film by Laurence Dunmore by Michael Nyman( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlando by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlando: Dramma per musica in tre atti, HWV 31. Libretto: Carlo Sigismondo Capece
Le marteau sans maître by Pierre Boulez( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in French and German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno by Georg Friedrich Händel( )

3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno: Oratorio in due parti per soli, orchestra e continuo, HWV 46a. Testo: Benedetto Panfili
A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of opera's most original Shakespeare adaptations comes to live in this broadcast with James Conlon conducting a youthful ensemble cast of rising stars, led by Iestyn Davies and Kathleen Kim as Oberon and Tytania, King and Queen of the fairies. The quartet of lovers is portrayed by Elizabeth DeShong (Hermia), Joseph Kaiser (Lysander), Erin Wall (Helena), and Michael Todd Simpson (Demetrius). Matthew Rose sings the donkey-headed Bottom and Riley Costello is the mischievous Puck
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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.37 for HMS Pinafo ... to 0.49 for Il trionfo ...)

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Alternative Names
Hilary Summers britische Opernsängerin

Hilary Summers Brits zangeres

Hilary Summers cantores opera Gymreig

Hilary Summers Welsh dramatic contralto

Hilary Summers Welsh operatic contralto

English (54)

Italian (35)

German (19)

French (17)