Hilary Cronin - Soprano
Hilary Cronin - Soprano

About Hilary

Selected by BBC Music Magazine as a Rising Star of 2022, Hilary Cronin won both First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2021 London Handel International Singing Competition.


Hilary trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and at Royal Holloway University of London where she was awarded the Dame Felicity Lott Bursary and the Driver Prize for Excellence in Performance.


Since then, she has established a reputation as an outstanding performer of Baroque music, gaining engagements with ensembles including Academy of Ancient Music, Arcangelo, English Baroque Soloists, The English Concert, Florilegium, Irish Baroque Orchestra, London Handel Players, La Nuova Musica, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Polyphony, The Sixteen, English
Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, as well as making her
debut at the Handel Festival, Halle for Handel’s Diva, at Teatro la Fenice for Fauré Requiem and at
Carnegie Hall for Handel L’Allegro with the Monteverdi Choir.


Hilary's operatic engagements have included Poppea Agrippina with English Touring Opera, Mother
Hansel and Gretel for Silent Opera at Opera Holland Park, Céphise Pygmalion for Dunedin Consort,
Télaïre Castor et Pollux with The Rameau Project and Mrs Waters The Boatswain’s Mate for
Grimeborne Festival.


Her current engagements include the title role in Arianna in Creta with La Nuova Musica, Virtú /
Damigella L’Incoronazione di Poppea with The English Concert, Piacere Il trionfo di tempo e del
with Early Opera Company at Buxton International Festival, Silete Venti with the King’s
Consort, St John Passion with BBC Philharmonic, Haydn Nelson Mass for Newbury Festival, Handel
Brockes Passion with The English Concert, Class of 1685 Bach/Handel/Scarlatti with Solomon’s Knot,
Messiah at Winchester Cathedral, Arundel Cathedral and Cadogan Hall and a recital tour for
Concerts in the West.


Her recordings include Second Lady Dido and Aeneas with La Nuova Musica, now available on
Pentatone SACD.