Carami Hilaire

Elective Instructor

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Carami Hilaire is a soulful soprano from Brooklyn, New York who is a graduate of the Professional Studies program at Mannes. She is a Julian Autrey foundation grant winner and a 2017 Harlem Opera Competition first prize winner. Carami has also received  awards from both the Wagner Society of New York and the Premiere Opera competition. She has sung with the Internationale Opernwerkstatt based in Switzerland. She has performed the role of Tosca with both Regina Opera and New Jersey Verismo Opera to rave reviews as well as the roles of Aida and Musetta. This fall she will sing the role of Tia in the Cosmic Cowboy with White Snake Opera projects and in Winter 2021, she will sing the role of Lady Macbeth with Knoxville Opera. 

In addition to her work in the field of opera, Carami performs in the styles of pop, jazz and soul with several entertainment companies based in New York City like the Jerry Kravitz Entertainment Group and Quintessential Playlist. Her band Mimi and the Podd Brothers is known for infusing their soulful jazz style with operatic classics.