Originally from Buffalo, New York, mezzo-soprano Hillary Grobe has performed a wide array of repertoire including opera, musical theater, art song, and oratorio. Ms. Grobe has a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (CCM), where she performed Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea and the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel. As a 2014 Young Artist with Opera North, she performed Olga Olsen in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady. Other roles include Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Meg Page in Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Antonia’s mother in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. She has performed in Los Angeles at Songfest, in Luxembourg and Germany at the Vianden International Summer Music Festival, and in Canada with the Songfire Apprenticeship Program at the Vancouver International Song Institute. Since her move to NYC in 2015, she has worked with several companies such as Bare Opera and La Forza dell’Opera, where she covered Pepa in Grenados’ opera Goyescas and the title role of Carmen, respectively. She is thrilled to join the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble for the 2016 Summer Festival.