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Hayley Lipke

Teaches in Chicago, IL

From Indianapolis, Indiana

Plays and Voice


Praised for her “fire” and “vocal drama,” Wisconsin native Hayley Lipke is emerging into the opera scene as a “praise-worthy soprano”. During her studies at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Hayley gave life to Violetta Valery in Francesca Zambello’s production of La Traviata under the baton of Arthur Fagen with Indiana University Opera Theater. With IUOT she has entertained audiences as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Gertrud Mutter (Hänsel und Gretel), Rosalba Montealban (Florencia en al Amazonas), and Gertie Cummins (Oklahoma!). Lipke received her B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University under the tutelage of Jane Dutton and Gary Arvin.

In addition to her love for operatic performance, Lipke is no stranger to the Oratorio repertoire. Praised as an “outstanding soloist”, Hayley has performed as the Soprano Soloist in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with the IU Jacobs School of Music in the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day under the direction of Betsey Burleigh. Additionally, Hayley sang as the joyful Soprano Soloist of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Louisville Orchestra in their Season Finale with Conductor Teddy Abrahms.

Lipke enjoyed entertaining the audiences of Indianapolis as the Resident Soprano Artist of Indianapolis Opera for their 2020-2021 season. In the fall, she brought Cio-cio San to life in their live-streamed, socially distant production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. In the spring she will covered Butterfly and sang Kate Pinkerton in their mainstage production of the show, performed as Lola in Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and portrayed Lucky in The Not-So-Ugly Duckling.

Hayley has loved sharing all she has learned on stage by teaching voice students over the past ten years. She focuses on singing with a free and open technique while embracing the joy and creativity of music performance. Hayley specializes in teaching various vocal styles including popular music, musical theater, and classical voice.