Hilerie Klein Rensi
Hilerie Klein Rensi has been praised as “…a mellifluous mezzo…an incisive way with words.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) “…Her full voice bloomed ardently and lushly.” (The Ithaca Journal)  “Some would say the night belonged to mezzo Hilerie Klein Rensi, who won the audience over…with good singing and loads of personality.” “The show was nearly stolen by Hilerie Klein Rensi.  In addition to top-notch singing…her acting followed suit. She was a delight to watch.” (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)

Ms. Klein Rensi most recently made her Pittsburgh debut with Opera Theatre Pittsburgh in their Holiday Cabaret and then with Undercroft Opera in the role of Suzuki in Madame Butterfly under the baton of Maria Sensi Sellner.  Resonance Works Pittsburgh then asked her to join their performance of Ned Rorem's Evidence Of Things Not Seen at Levy Hall, Temple Rodef Shalom.   Ms. Klein Rensi will be returning to Resonance Works Pittsburgh this February for Stephen Sondheim's Side By Side.  

Ms Klein Rensi has recently been a Young Artist with Opera Saratoga (Lake George O
era) singing Flora Bervoix in their production of La Traviata.  She is also a graduate of the Resident Artist Training Program with Tri-Cities Opera and is honored to have performed over 20 roles on their stage both as a resident artist and as a mainstage artist.  Ms. Klein Rensi has been a touring artist with Opera Saratoga, Natchez Festival of Music and Tri-Cities Opera, and she debuted at Spoleto Festival USA performing the role of Girl Four in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.

Ms. Klein Rensi’s operatic repertoire embraces a wide range of roles including Dorabella in Così fan Tutte, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, La Marquise in La Fille du Régiment,  Mercedes in Carmen, and Maddalena in Rigoletto. She has also performed Florence Pike in Albert Herring, Mrs. Nolan in The Medium and the Mother in the world premiere of Brooke Joyce’s An Imaginary Line.  She is, perhaps, best known for her “pants” roles of Cherubino in   Le Nozze di Figaro, Nicklausse in Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Stephano in Roméo et Juliette, Hansel in Hansel & Gretel, and Siebel in Faust.

Called to light the opera spark in young children and cultivate new audiences, Ms. Klein Rensi has made performing Opera Outreach a career priority.  She performed her first children's opera with Tri-Cities Opera as Hansel in an abridged version of Hansel & Gretel.  Since then, has sung Cherubino in The Three Little Pigs with Opera Saratoga (formerly Lake George Opera), the Grandmother and Mother in John Davies’ Little Red Riding Hood with Natchez Festival of Music and hundreds of Broadway and Opera selection concerts in schools across the country.  As a great appreciator of 21st Century Music, she has performed Betty in Christian McLeer's contemporary children's opera House and also the role of Patricia in his children's opera G-Train.  She also made her directorial debut with Natchez Festival of Music's performance of the children’s opera The Three Little Pigs.

As an accomplished concert artist and recitalist, Ms. Klein Rensi has been a featured soloist with Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes,The Binghamton Downtown Singers, Hamilton College and Community Oratorio Society, The Binghamton University Orchestra, The Broome Community College Choir, The Traverse Symphony Orche
stra, Basically Bach Ensemble and The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. 

In addition to her many solo concerts, she has been a featured soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Meine Seel’ Erhebt Den Herren, Handel’s Messiah, Bach's Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Haydn’s St. Nicolai Mass, Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor, Bach’s Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden, Mozart’s Litany in E-Flat Major, John Rutter’s Requiem, Bach’s Erschallet, Ihr Lieder, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Bach’s Easter Oratorio, Mozart’s Litany in B-Flat Major, Bach’s Man Singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C, Mozart’s Missa Solemnis in C, and Bach’s Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme and Serenade to Music by Vaughn Williams.

She received a Master of Music Degree in Operatic Performance with Tri-Cities Opera and Binghamton University and completed her Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance at Cleveland Institute of Music.  Hilerie is the recipient of numerous awards. As an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp, Hilerie continues to be the only woman in it's 86 year history to perform four consecutive lead operetta roles and was honored with the “Best Female Principle Over 25 Years of Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas” Award.

When not on the stage or touring her cabaret Alto on the Loose, Ms. Klein Rensi resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and three children.  She is also the Owner and Founder of Higher Voice Studio, Pittsburgh's top voice studio, where singers and performing artists of all ages, levels and styles develop their voice, and cultivate their unique artistic expression.
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