Hila Plitmann (born 1973, in Jerusalem) is a Grammy winning operatic soprano specializing in the performance of new works. She currently resides in London with her husband, composer Eric Whitacre, and their son.
Other notable 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 Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall; the premiere of Eric Whitacre and David Noroña's groundbreaking Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings 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.
In 2009, Plitmann created the role of Mrs Clayton in the Opera Santa Barbara production of Stephen Schwartz's opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon, and in 2015 she created the role of Yan in Mark Adamo's Becoming Santa Claus.
- Juilliard School of Music: Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees with high honors
- Black Belt in Taekwondo
- Ms. Inez Sez, 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 film, The Da Vinci Code Decca label
- Vintage Alice/Dracula by David Del Tredici with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, INNOVA label (2008)
- Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems Of Bob Dylan – Hila Plitmann (JoAnn Falletta; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)
- Official website
- Hila Plitmann at IMG Artists
- Hila Plitmann at the Internet Movie Database
- "A Heavenly Voice Keeps 'Da Vinci' Humming", Steve Inskeep on NPR about The Da Vinci Code