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 Gdánsk, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Engagements include Poro (Cleofide) and Amastre (Serse) with Gdánsk Chamber Opera, the title role in Chérubin for GSMD and Lucilla (La scala di seta) with British Youth Opera.
Hipp has performed in concert 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, the 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 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 Emilia, Lucio Gallo as Iago and Anja Harteros as Desdemona in Otello
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 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