Hilary Dyson

Hilary joined York Opera in 2004 after moving to York. She has enjoyed music as a performer in a variety of musical styles, from choral music to musicals, jazz to folk, and of course light opera to opera. She has taken roles in The Bartered Bride, The Mikado, The Gondoliers, Trial By Jury, Pirates of Penzance, and Ruddigore. For York Opera she has played Josephine in HMS Pinafore, the Primrose Seller in Hugh The Drover, Phoebe Merrell in The Yeomen of the Guard and Pamina in The Magic Flute, as well as singing Bessie Throckmorton in excerpts from Merrie England. She is also a member of York Light Opera Society, with whom she played Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music and Jenny in Stephen Sondheim's Company. She has run a children's drama group and directed for her university Light Opera Society, and in 2010 she was Assistant Director for Ruddigore, her first foray into directing with York Opera. She subsequently directed Trial By Jury in 2011 and is now reprising her role as Assistant Director for Iolanthe.

Last updated October 2012

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