Polish mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2011–13. She made her Royal Opera debut as Emilia (Otello Act IV) in the Plácido Domingo Celebration and went on to sing Flora Bervoix and Annina (La traviata), Emilia (Otello), Anna (Les Troyens), Modestina (Il viaggio a Reims), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Bianca (La rondine), and Les Nuits d’été and Jean (Le Portrait le Manon) in Meet the Young Artists Week 2011. In the 2016/17 Season she returns to sing Magdalene (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg).
Hipp studied at Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Since leaving the Programme engagements have included Mother/Chinese Cup/Dragonfly (L’Enfant et les sortilèges) for Rome Opera, Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) for Scottish Opera, Bergen National Opera and Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, Dorabella (Così fan tutte) for Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges, Mercédès (Carmen) for La Scala, Milan, Cat/Squirrel (L’Enfant et les sortilèges), Flora Bervoix and Magdalene for Glyndebourne Festival, Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Minnesota Opera, Ramiro (La finta giardiniera) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Isolier (Le Comte Ory) for Seattle Opera and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) for Scottish Opera.
Hipp’s concert engagements have included recitals in Lille and London and performances at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the London Handel Festival and numerous 20th-century music festivals in Europe. Her concert repertory includes Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, Handel’s Solomon and Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem.
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The Polish mezzo-soprano reflects on two years with The Royal Opera and her final Covent Garden performance in La rondine.
Jette Parker Young Artists to perform special selection of staged opera scenes.
Hanna Hipp in Les Troyens
Hanna Hipp as Olga, Pablo Bemsch as Lensky, Justina Gringyte as Larina and Ashley Riches as Onegin in the JPYA Summer Performance
Hanna Hipp as Bianca, Dušica Bijelic as Yvette, Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry and Justina Gringyte as Suzy in La rondine
Jette Parker Young Artist Hanna Hipp performing in a lunchtime recital
Hanna Hipp as Olga, Ashley Riches as Onegin and Dušica Bijelić as Tatyana in the JPYA Summer Performance
Hanna Hipp as Second Lady, Christopher Maltman as Papageno, Anita Watson as First Lady and Gaynor Keeble as Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte
Hanna Hipp as Anna in Les Troyens
Hanna Hipp as Emilia and Anja Harteros as Desdemona in Otello
Charles Castronovo as Tamino, Gaynor Keeble as Third Lady, Anita Watson as First Lady and Hanna Hipp as Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte
Hanna Hipp as Emilia, Lucio Gallo as Iago and Anja Harteros as Desdemona in Otello