Mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp makes her role and house debut at Minnesota Opera in the 2015–2016 season singing the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos. She also returns to her native Poland singing Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at Teatr Wielki (Warsaw). Ms. Hipp appears in concert with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva and Lausanne in performances of L’enfant et les sortilèges under Charles Dutoit and performs Szymanowski’s Stabat mater with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski at the Bozar in Brussels. This season she also returns to the Glyndebourne Festival as Magdalene in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by Robin Ticciati and makes her house debut at Seattle Opera. In future seasons she will return to Scottish Opera and the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden.
Ms. Hipp started the 2014–2015 season singing Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera with Glyndebourne On Tour and took to the stage at Teatr Wielki as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly in a production by Mariusz Treliński. She made her house debut at Teatro alla Scala as Mercédès in Carmen under Massimo Zanetti. After a stunning role debut as Dorabella in Così fan tutte at Opéra de Limoges, she returned to the Glyndebourne Festival where she performed the roles of the Cat and the Squirrel in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges and covered the role of Concepción in Ravel´s L´heure espagnole in a Laurent Pelly production conducted by Robin Ticciati.
The 2013–2014 season marked her debuts with the Turku Music Festival in Finland, performing the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in L’enfant et les sortilèges as Maman/Libellule/La Tasse Chinoise under Charles Dutoit. Later in the season, she also made her house and role debut at the Scottish Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and the Glyndebourne Festival as Flora in La traviata. She performed in several concerts and recitals, including recitals at Opéra de Lille and in London, the title part in Handel’s Solomon with the Oxford Bach Choir and London Mozart Players under Nicholas Cleobury at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, Handel’s Messiah with the London Mozart Players at the Royal Festival Hall, London and with Classical Opera in London the role of Annio in La clemenza di Tito. She also appeared in Elektra at the BBC Proms 2014 under the baton of Semyon Bychkov.
She joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House in September 2011. While there she performed Jean in Le portrait de Manon by Massenet, and Les nuits d’été by Berlioz, Flora and Annina in La traviata, Anna in Berlioz’ Les Troyens, Emilia in Otello, Modestina in Il viaggio a Reims by Rossini, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte and Bianca in La rondine. As a member of the program she also covered the roles of Magdalene in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Wellgunde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung and Second Angel-Marie in Written on Skin by George Benjamin. Highlights of her time at Covent Garden include performing Emilia in Act IV of Verdi’s Otello in the Plácido Domingo Celebration, singing Anna in the BBC Proms presentation of Les Troyens in the Royal Albert Hall, and the release of her performance in Le portrait de Manon and Les nuits d’été on CD.
Ms. Hipp is also an accomplished concert artist, who has performed at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the London Handel Festival and numerous twentieth-century music festivals in Europe.
She studied at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk (MA in Singing and Drama with distinction), the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MMus in Performance), graduating from the Opera Course with distinction, and at the National Opera Studio in London. While still a student, she participated in various opera productions with great success including Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, the Anne who Strips in Sallinen´s The King goes forth to France, Arina in The Marriage by Martinů, Aurelio in Donizetti´s L’assedio di Calais, and the title role in Massenet´s Chérubin. Other roles performed have included Lucilla in La scala di seta and Marianna in Il Signor Bruschino, Poro in Hasse´s Cleofide and Amastris in Serse.
She currently lives in London.