Mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 Seasons. She made her Royal Opera debut as Emilia (Otello Act IV) in the Plácido Domingo Celebration and has since sung Flora Bervoix and Annina (La traviata), Emilia (Otello), Anna (Les Troyens), Modestina (Il viaggio a Reims), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Bianca (La rondine). She sang in a staged production of Les Nuits d’été and Jean (Le Portrait le Manon) in Meet the Young Artists Week 2011. Born in Poland, Hipp studied at Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, and went on to further studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio.
Away from Covent Garden, Hipp’s roles have included Poro (Cleofide) and Amastre (Serse) with Gdánsk Chamber Opera, the title role in Chérubin for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and in Lucilla (La scala di seta) with British Youth Opera. In concert, she has performed at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the London Handel Festival and many festivals of 20th-century music in Europe. Her concert repertory includes Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem.
News and features
1 July 2013
The Polish mezzo-soprano reflects on two years with The Royal Opera and her final Covent Garden performance in La rondine.
24 June 2013
Jette Parker Young Artists to perform special selection of staged opera scenes.
Hanna Hipp as Olga, Ashley Riches as Onegin and Dušica Bijelić as Tatyana in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013
Hanna Hipp as Olga, Pablo Bemsch as Lensky, Justina Gringyte as Larina and Ashley Riches as Onegin in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013
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 © ROH / Mike Hoban 2013
Jette Parker Young Artist Hanna Hipp performing in a lunchtime recital © ROH
Hanna Hipp as Emilia, Lucio Gallo as Iago and Anja Harteros as Desdemona in Otello © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2012
Hanna Hipp as Emilia and Anja Harteros as Desdemona in Otello © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2012
Hanna Hipp in Les Troyens © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012
Hanna Hipp as Bianca, Dušica Bijelic as Yvette, Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry and Justina Gringyte as Suzy in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013
Hanna Hipp as Anna in Les Troyens © ROH / Bill Cooper 2012