Soprano Hilary Cronin was selected by BBC Music Magazine as a Rising Star of 2022 and won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2021 London Handel International Singing Competition. Hilary trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Royal Holloway University of London.
Her current engagements include J.S. Bach Mass in B minor and Handel L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato with the Monteverdi Choir, Galatea Acis and Galatea and Oriana Amadigi with The English Concert, the title role in Arianna in Creta with La Nuova Musica, the St John Passion with BBC Philharmonic, J. S. Bach Cantatas with London Handel Orchestra, Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with The Royal Orchestral Society, Messiah with Britten Sinfonia, the Hallé, The Really Big Chorus and The Sixteen, Silete venti with The King’s Consort, Haydn Nelson Mass with The Sixteen and Mozart Exsultate Jubilate and Pergolesi Stabat Mater with Israel Camerata. She will also sing Fauré Requiem at the Newbury Festival, appear in Command Performance: Music for an Empress with the Academy of Ancient Music, and sing J. S. Bach Christmas Oratorio and St John Passion as well as Handel Messiah with Polyphony.
Previously she has sung Poppea Agrippina with English Touring Opera and worked with major orchestras including Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Arcangelo, the English Chamber Orchestra, Florilegium, Irish Baroque Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, as well as making her debuts at the Handel Festival, Halle, for Francesca Cuzzoni: Handel’s Diva and at Teatro La Fenice, where she sang Fauré’s Requiem.
Her recordings include Second Lady Dido and Aeneas with La Nuova Musica.
Hilary Cronin regularly performs with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists.
Photo: Helena Cooke