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 roles including Flora Bervoix and Annina (La traviata), Emilia, Anna (Les Troyens), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Bianca (La rondine), and Les Nuits d'été and Jean (Le Portrait de Manon, Meet the Young Artists Week). She has returned to sing Magdalene (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), and returns in the 2018/19 Season to sing Hansel (Hansel and Gretel).
Hipp studied at Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio. Since leaving the Programme her operatic engagements have included Frances Essex (Gloriana) for Teatro Real, Madrid, Clairon (Capriccio) for Garsington Opera, Isabella (L'italiana in Algeri) for Opéra de Montpellier, Beatrice (Beatrice and Benedict), Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Isolier (Le Comte Ory) for Seattle Opera, Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Glyndebourne Festival and Minnesota Opera, Emilia and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) for Bergen National Opera, Mercédès (Carmen) for La Scala, Milan, Ramiro (La finta giardiniera) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) for Scottish Opera, Cat/Squirrel (L’Enfant et les sortilèges) and Magdalene for Glyndebourne Festival and Page of Herodias (Salome) for Dutch National Opera.
Hipp's concert engagements have included recitals throughout Europe, Les Nuits d’été with Orchestre de Chamber de Paris, and Anna (Les Troyens) with Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, recorded for Warner Classics/Erato. She has also recorded a disc of songs by Pizzetti.
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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 and Allan Clayton in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Royal Opera
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 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 Second Lady, Christopher Maltman as Papageno, Anita Watson as First Lady and Gaynor Keeble as Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte
Hanna Hipp as Emilia, Lucio Gallo as Iago and Anja Harteros as Desdemona in Otello
Hanna Hipp as Olga, Ashley Riches as Onegin and Dušica Bijelić as Tatyana 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