Hanna Hipp | mezzo-soprano
Increasingly in demand, Hanna Hipp has made many repertoire debuts including, most recently, Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri) for Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict) for Seattle Opera, where she also sang Dorabella (Così fan tutte); and as Clairon in a new production of Capriccio for Garsington Opera.
A former member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House (ROH), Covent Garden, Hanna has recently returned to the ROH for an ‘enchanting’ Magdalene (The Daily Telegraph) in Kasper Holten’s new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, while previous roles there include Emilia (Otello), Modestina (Il viaggio a Reims) and Anna in Berlioz’s Les Troyens, which was also presented at the BBC Proms and released on DVD by Opus Arte.
Following her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Flora (La traviata) under Sir Mark Elder, released on DVD by Opus Arte, Hanna Hipp has maintained a strong relationship with the Company returning every season since: as Ramiro (La finta giardiniera) on tour under Christopher Moulds, La chatte and L’écureuil in Laurent Pelly’s acclaimed production of L’enfant et les sortilèges under Robin Ticciati, Magdalene under Michael Güttler and, in 2017, as Der Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) under Cornelius Meister.
Further performances include a recent debut at Dutch National Opera as the Page in Strauss’ Salome under Daniele Gatti in a new staging by Ivo van Hove, Mercédès (Carmen) at Teatro alla Scala under Massimo Zanetti, and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) at both the Turku Music Festival and, in a new production by Tom Allen, for Scottish Opera. A successful North American debut as Der Komponist for Minnesota Opera led to an invitation to join Seattle Opera as Isolier in Rossini’s Le comte Ory under Giacomo Sagripanti.
In concert, Hanna joined Orchestre de la Suisse Romande for L’enfant et les sortilèges under Charles Dutoit, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg for Les Troyens under John Nelson, recorded for release on Warner Classics. With a repertoire of works including Berlioz's Les nuits d’été, Handel’s Solomon and Messiah, Hanna has performed with the Oxford Bach Choir, London Mozart Players, Classical Opera, and at the Schleswig- Holstein Musik Festival and London Handel Festival and is a graduate of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and London’s National Opera Studio.