Ashley Hibbard, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Miami, FL. She received her B.M. in Vocal Performance from Florida International University, and a M.M. in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music.
While at Eastman, she performed the role of Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. She has most recently appeared as the Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Lake Area Chamber Music Festival, as well as Siebel in Gounod’s Faust with the Buffalo Opera Unlimited, where she was described as “captivating” by the Buffalo News.
Ashley has also collaborated with composers in the premieres and recordings of their works, some of which include – Carson Cooman’s In Beauty Walking with the chamber string ensemble Gibbs and Main, Liza Seigido’s Lamentos de un Presidiario and Thomas Benjamin’s Chicken Little. She has also participated in voice programs both in the United States and Europe, where she has performed scenes from operas such as Der Rosenkavalier, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Le Nozze di Figaro.
Chosen as the Concerto Competition winner at Eastman in 2010, she sang Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Eastman Philharmonia. She had her debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2011 as the alto soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, as well as with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra in November 2011. She has also performed with the Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah in December 2010, as well as Rochester area performances of Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D. She returns this spring as the alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem for her second performance with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Ashley currently resides in Rochester, NY with her new husband, Trevor.