"Tenor Clay Hilley . . . communicated Dimitrij's sincerity and sang the beleaguered leader's difficult, high-lying music with musical skill, emotional investment and attractive tone quality. Hilley's Wagnerian potential extends to clear suitability for several Slavic r...


"Singing the title role of Dimitrij, tenor Clay Hilley shows why he deserves to be on the stage of major opera companies. In the punishing role, which is murderously long and physically and emotionally trying, Hilley is extraordinary. He has a large voice, whose dynami...


"On the other hand, tenor Clay Hilley has found his role as an Idomeneo. As a substitute for the ailing Christoph Strehl, he flew from the US with four days' notice to take over the part. Hilley created a prudent king with distance from his son Idamante who shone with...


"Clay Hilley sang Canio, the duped husband, with a dramatic tenor that made his rage plausible." -The Virginian-Pilot

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“early in the performance Sunday afternoon at the Engineers Club, there was a pretty strong indication that things were going to be respectable. That’s when tenor CLAY HILLEY, as Radames, delivered a sensitive account of “Celeste Aida,” capped with a much appreciated d...


“Clay Hilley is a wonderful tenor who plays the role of Siegfried, the warrior who gives the ring to Brünnhilde, which seals their fates together. Hilley looks the role of the powerful fighter, and sings gorgeously.” -St. Louis Magazine

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