Hanna Hipp
Mezzo-soprano

“As the composer…Hanna Hipp captures the ethereal aspirations of the dedicated artist and makes a captivating case for them in a show-stopping aria” (Twin Cities Pioneer Press) 

Contacts

Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Georgina Wheatley +44 (0)20 3725 9185

Biography

In roles including Ramiro (La finta giardiniera), Isolier (Le comte Ory), Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Der Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) to name but a few, Hanna Hipp has proved herself a force to be reckoned with in the lyric mezzo-soprano repertoire. This season, Hipp further demonstrates her versatility in a number of debuts including Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri) at Opéra et Orchestre de Montpellier, Béatrice in Berlioz’s comedy Béatrice et Benedict for Seattle Opera, Clairon (Capriccio) at Garsington Opera, conducted by Douglas Boyd, and Frances (Gloriana) at Teatro Real Madrid in David McVicar’s new production, conducted by Ivor Bolton. 

In roles including Ramiro (La finta giardiniera), Isolier (Le comte Ory), Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Der Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) to name but a few, Hanna Hipp has proved herself a force to be reckoned with in the lyric mezzo-soprano repertoire. This season, Hipp further demonstrates her versatility in a number of debuts including Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri) at Opéra et Orchestre de Montpellier, Béatrice in Berlioz’s comedy Béatrice et Benedict for Seattle Opera, Clairon (Capriccio) at Garsington Opera, conducted by Douglas Boyd, and Frances (Gloriana) at Teatro Real Madrid in David McVicar’s new production, conducted by Ivor Bolton. 

A former member of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, Hanna Hipp returned recently as a highly-acclaimed Magdalene in Kasper Holten’s new staging of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. Other recent performances include Der Komponist at the Glyndebourne Festival, Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) for Scottish Opera, the Page (Salome) marking her debut at Dutch National Opera last season under Daniele Gatti, and Anna (Les Troyens) at Covent Garden (released on DVD by Opus Arte), the BBC Proms and, most recently, in Strasbourg under John Nelson, recorded for the Erato and Warner Classics label. 

Hipp’s concert repertoire includes Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, Handel’s Solomon and Messiah, and she has performed in recital across Europe.

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Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Georgina Wheatley +44 (0)20 3725 9185

Reviews

“The audience was charmed by the beautiful Anna of Hanna Hipp”(L’Avant-Scène Opéra, April 2017) 

“An Anna, Hanna Hipp’s velvety mezzo blended well with DiDonato” (Bachtrack, April 2017) 

“Allan Clayton and Hanna Hipp make an enchanting David and Magdalene” (Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph, March 2017) 

“David and Hanna Hipp’s Magdalene fused beautifully.” (Bachtrack, March 2017) 

“The audience was charmed by the beautiful Anna of Hanna Hipp”(L’Avant-Scène Opéra, April 2017) 

“An Anna, Hanna Hipp’s velvety mezzo blended well with DiDonato” (Bachtrack, April 2017) 

“Allan Clayton and Hanna Hipp make an enchanting David and Magdalene” (Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph, March 2017) 

“David and Hanna Hipp’s Magdalene fused beautifully.” (Bachtrack, March 2017) 

“In the modern way, Hanna Hipp’s Magdalene was more typically girly than Wagner’s ‘old maid’. She began perky and high-spirited…and her rich mezzo impressed by making this relatively small supporting role seem much bigger than it is.” (Seen & Heard, March 2017) 

“Hanna Hipp’s lovely burnished mezzo is ideal for Magdalene”(Music OMH, March 2017) 

“Hanna Hipp does full justice to Mozart’s music, and gets the mix of infatuation and petulance just right.” (Opera Critic, November 2016) 

“Of the singers, Hanna Hipp’s bit-part Beppe was the most convincing performance, coquettish and smirking” (The Guardian, October 2016) 

“Hanna Hipp’s opening salutation to Fritz grabbed our attention. Her performance throughout was confident with a hint of gallusness.” (Opera Critic, October 2016) 

“In the “pants role” of the young boy Isolier, Hanna Hipp sang and acted with easy alacrity.” (Seattle Times, August 2016)

“Much more vivid were David Portillo and Hanna Hipp – just about perfect as that most unlikely of operatic couples David and Magdalene” (Rupert Christiansen, May 2016) 

“However, for stage energy and presence, both [Eva and Walther] were comprehensively outpointed by David Portillo’s David and Hanna Hipp’s feisty Magdalene.” (Andrew Clements, The Guardian, May 2016) 

“Eva and Walther were overshadowed by the lovely pairing of Hipp’s Magdalene and David Portillo’s David.” (Fiona Maddocks, Guardian, May 2016) 

“Hanna Hipp and David Portillo are excellent as lovers Magdalene and Sachs’s assistant David” (The Express, June 2016) 

“Hanna Hipp’s sweetly projected Magdalene.” (What’s on Stage, May 2016) 

Hanna Hipp offered a forthright Magdalene” (Bachtrack, May 2016) 

“Hanna Hipp’s affectionately acted, warmly sung Magdalene was an ideal companion for [Eva].” (Music OMH, May 2016) 

“As the composer…Hanna Hipp captures the ethereal aspirations of the dedicated artist and makes a captivating case for them in a show-stopping aria at first act’s end.” (Twin Cities Pioneer Press, September 2015)  

“Hanna Hipp was an ardent Composer – aptly vulnerable” (Star Tribune, September 2015) 

“Polish-born mezzo Hanna Hipp is terrific in the trouser role, and she returns at the end of the show for a touching moment.” (The Post Bulletin, Oct 2015) 

“Polish mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp, a graduate of the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists programme, took the trouser role of Ramiro. A striking characterisation and clear tone” (Seen & Heard, October 2014) 

“Polish mezzo Hanna Hipp contributes a thrillingly sung and touchingly acted trouser performance as the lovelorn Ramiro”(What’s On Stage, October 2014) 

“Hanna Hipp brings a metallic, yet refined, vibrato to her impressive performance as Ramiro” (Music OMH, October 2014) 

“Hanna Hipp as Suzuki is excellent, with a knowing, competent demeanour and a glowing mezzo timbre.” (The Guardian, May 2014) 

“Hanna Hipp was a rich, throaty Suzuki” (Seen & Heard, May 2014) 

“the maid Suzuki, an eloquent Hanna Hipp” (Opera Critic, May 2014) 

“Hanna Hipp’s singing of Butterfly’s maid [was] wonderfully executed.” (Scotland Herald, May 2014) 

“Special mention among the many smaller roles to the excellent Hanna Hipp” (Forum Opéra, February 2014) 

“Hanna Hipp, with her dark, enveloping mezzo, played a characterful Maman, provided the necessary verve for the Chinese Cup and cloaked us in melancholy as the Dragonfly.”(GBOpera.com, February 2014) 

“There [is a] star turn from Hanna Hipp, as a manic, menacing Mad Hatter” (John Allison, Telegraph, July 2013) 

“Hanna Hipp’s stirring Emilia” (Hugo Shirley, The Telegraph, July 2012)

“Jette Parker Young Artist Hanna Hipp brought some dramatic intensity to the few lines Verdi gives Emilia” (Seen & Heard, July 2012) 

“There [is an] outstanding cameo from the warm-toned Hanna Hipp as Anna” (John Allison, The Telegraph, June 2012) 

“the singing overall is strong, especially that of the mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp as Anna, Dido’s attentive sister” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, June 2012) 

“the strong vocal and dramatic presence of Hipp’s Anna.” (The Arts Desk, July 2012) 

“The young Hanna Hipp is a revelation as Anna, the sister of the Queen of Carthage, sung with style and finesse.” (Altamusica, July 2012) 

 “Hanna Hipp, a Jette Parker Young Artist, made more of the role of Dido’s loyal sister, Anna, than probably Berlioz actually gives her and sang with subtle feeling in their sentimental Act III duet.” (Seen & Heard, July 2012)

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