Hila Plitmann

Hila Plitmann

Hila Plitmann (born in Jerusalem 1973) is an operatic soprano specializing in the performance of new works. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, composer Eric Whitacre, and their son.


Plitmann's professional career began in 1998, when she premiered Pulitzer Prize winner David Del Tredici's "The Spider and the Fly" with The New York Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Kurt Masur. She has since become one of the world's top headliners for premiering new works, [http://www.operaworks.com/hplitmann.php Hila Plitmann ] ] and has been awarded the Sony ES Prize for outstanding contribution to the vocal arts. [http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showIndividual&entity_id=17188&source_type=A Kennedy Center: Biographical information for Hila Plitmann ] ]

Comments made by her husband Eric Whitacrehttp://www.myspace.com/ericwhitacre Eric Whitacre comments on Hila Plitmann's composition "The Reckoning" in "New Paradise Lost Track Posted"] , collaborator Per Lichtmanhttp://www.myspace.com/musicpal Per Lichtman comments on Hila Plitmann's composition on September 1st, 2008] and Hila Plitmannhttp://www.myspace.com/hilaplitmann Hila Plitmann's Comments On Composition in "Songs 101"] herself suggest that Hila Plitmann has cultivated talent as a composer and lyricist in her own right and may be working on a commercial release.


Notable performances as a featured soloist include appearances with the following groups:
*Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
*Brooklyn Philharmonic
*Buffalo Philharmonic
*Chicago Symphony
*Israel Philharmonic
*Los Angeles Philharmonic
*Minnesota Orchestra
*National Symphony Orchestra
*New Israeli Opera
*New York Philharmonic
*Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Her theatrical acting debut was in the role of Sharon in the Fountain Theater’s production of "MASTER CLASS" by Terrence McNally.
Recent performances include the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici’s "Paul Revere’s Ride" with the Atlanta Symphony under Robert Spano; and the world premiere of Esa Pekka Salonen’s "Wing on Wing" with The Lost Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall.

Upcoming performances include the premiere of Eric Whitacre and David Noroña's groundbreaking "" in Los Angeles; John Corigliano's "Mr. Tambourine Man" with the Brooklyn Philharmonic; The world premiere of Andrea Clearfield's "The Long Bright" with Orchestra 2001; the premiere of a new song cycle written for her by Pulitzer prize winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis; the NAXOS world premiere recording of John Corigliano’s "Mr. Tambourine Man" with the Buffalo Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; and David Del Tredici’s "Final Alice" with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin.http://www.cabrillomusic.org/2003/bios/plitmann_bio.html Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music article]


*Juilliard School of Music: Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees with high honors
*Black Belt in Taekwondo.


*"Ms. Inez Sez", virtuosic song cycle by David Del Tredici, CRI label
*"Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter", song cycle by David Del Tredici (featuring the composer at the piano) Music & Arts label
*"Paul Revere’s Ride" by David Del Tredici with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano conducting, Telarc label
*"Emily Dickinson Songs" by Bob Beaser with the American Academy, Rome label
*Hans Zimmer's soundtrack to the Hollywood blockbuster, "The DaVinci Code" Decca label
* "Vintage Alice/Dracula" by David Del Tredici with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, INNOVA label (2008)


External links

* [http://www.imgartists.com/?page=artist&id=903 Hila Plitmann] at IMG Artists
* [http://imdb.com/name/nm2236986/ Hila Plitmann] at the Internet Movie Database
* [http://www.myspace.com/hilaplitmann Hila Plitmann] on Myspace
* [http://www.paradiselosttheopera.com/home.html "Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings" official site]
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5421359 NPR Feature on Plitmann in "The Da Vinci Code"]

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