Hilary Grace Taylor, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Dallas, Texas and most recently performed Taller Daughter in "Proving Up" with Opera Las Vegas, Indiana Elliot in "The Mother of Us All" with Chautauqua Opera, and recorded and filmed the role of Sappho in Mark Adamo’s "Lysistrata" with Pittsburgh Festival Opera. While pursuing her Doctorate of Music Arts in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at the University of North Texas, she served as a Teaching Fellow in the Division of Vocal studies and served as an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. 

Hilary was a semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a finalist in the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, a semifinalist in the TCO NEXT: Virtual Voice Competition, and First Place Winner of the Lewisville Lake Symphony International Voice Competition. She was a Young Artist with Chautauqua Opera and Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and served for three seasons as an Outreach Artist with Dallas Opera. Role credits include Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Principessa (Suor Angelica) with Varna International, and Giovanna (Rigoletto) with the Sacramento Symphony & Opera. At the University of North Texas she performed Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Desirée Armfeldt (A Little Night Music), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Martha (Faust), Mrs. Jones (Street Scene), Marcellina (Le nozza di Figaro), Regina (Regina), Gertrude Stein (After Life by Tom Cipullo) and Carmen (Carmen). 

Hilary is a sought after concert and oratorio performer, and was the mezzo soloist in the Verdi "Requiem" at the Brass Band Festival in Durham, England. In addition to concert work next season she will make her company debut with Painted Sky Opera in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Hilary holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas.