Biography

Increasingly in demand, as of 2018, Hanna Hipp’s most recent operatic debuts were Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri) for Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Beatrice (Beatrice and Benedict) for Seattle Opera, where she also sang Dorabella (Così fan tutte); Frances, Countess of Essex in Gloriana for Teatro Real in Madrid, directed by Sir David McVicar and as Clairon in Capriccio for Garsington Opera.
Hanna enjoys an exciting season of debuts in 2018/19: as Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel) in Antony McDonald’s new production in her return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the title role in Offenbach’s Fantasio for Garsington Opera, Varvara (Katya Kabanova) in Stephen Lawless’ new production for Scottish Opera, and Rossweise (Die Walküre) in concert with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Elsewhere on the concert stage, she sings her first performances of Les nuits d’été with Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg, and joins both the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Hamburger Symphoniker for Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, under Klaus Mäkelä and Eivind Gullberg Jensen respectively.
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. Previous roles there include Emilia (Otello), 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 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 (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) 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 production by Sir Thomas Allen for Scottish Opera. A successful North American debut as Der Komponist for Minnesota Opera was followed by Isolier in Rossini’s Le comte Ory under Giacomo Sagripanti for Seattle Opera. 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.
Hanna has built a strong relationship with Emma Abbate; they frequently collaborate as a duo performing a varied song repertoire.
Hanna is a graduate of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio in London.