Plitmann triumphs in Zappa and Del Tredici premieres with LA Phil and Detroit SO

5 December 2013

In the space of less than one month soprano Hila Plitmann has given two world premieres of works by two different and highly influential American composers.

Performing last month at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Hila took part in the first performance of a reconstructed version of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels. Described by the Los Angeles Times as “a performance with some terrific moments”, the “high-flying soprano Hila Plitmann” ( gave a typically dramatic performance as “the sexy soprano soloist [who] cavorted in high heels and short skirt while singing in high, crazy flourishes” (Los Angeles Times).

More recently Hila sang in the world premiere of David Del Tredici’s Dum Dee Tweedle with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin. Collaborating with Del Tredici for many years now, Hila “rose to the occasion with characterful contributions” ( and “sang with distinction” (Detroit Free Press).

Hila returns to the US in January next year for performances of Richard Danielpour’s Darkness in the Ancient Valley with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Christoph König. For more information please click here.

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