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Hanna Hipp

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

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 Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) and in the 2019/20 Season sings Ensemble/German Mother/Newspaper Seller (Death in Venice).

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) and the title role of Fantasio 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, Mercédès (Carmen) for La Scala, Milan, Varvara (Kát’a Kabanová) and 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, BBC Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 with the Oslo Philharmonic and Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Rossweisse (Die Walküre) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Jurowski and Anna (Les Troyens) with Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, recorded for Warner Classics/Erato. She has also recorded a disc of songs by Pizzetti.

Videos

News and features

Young Artist Profile: Hanna Hipp

1 July 2013
Young Artist Profile: Hanna Hipp

The Polish mezzo-soprano reflects on two years with The Royal Opera and her final Covent Garden performance in La rondine.

JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

24 June 2013
JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

Jette Parker Young Artists to perform special selection of staged opera scenes.

Photos

Michaela Schuster as Gertrud, Jennifer Davis as Gretel and Hanna Hipp as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp as Hansel and Gerhard Siegel as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Gretel, Hanna Hipp as Hansel and Keiko Hewitt-Teale as Snow White in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp as Hansel and Jennifer Davis as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp as Hansel and Jennifer Davis as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp and Jennifer Davis in rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp in rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

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

Hansel and Gretel production photo

Hanna Hipp as Hansel, Jennifer Davis as Gretel and Gerhard Siegel as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp as Hansel and Gerhard Siegel as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Gretel, Haegee Lee as Sandman, Hanna Hipp as Hansel and Isabella McGuire Mayes as Will o the Wisp in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Michaela Schuster as Gertrud, Hanna Hipp as Hansel, Jennifer Davis as Gretel and James Rutherford as Peter in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee, Jennifer Davis and Hanna Hipp in rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis and Hanna Hipp in rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Death in Venice, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp in Death in Venice, The Royal Opera

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

Jennifer Davis as Gretel, Hanna Hipp as Hansel and Haegee Lee as Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Gretel and Hanna Hipp as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Gretel, Haegee Lee as Sandman and Hanna Hipp as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Gretel and Hanna Hipp as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp

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Hanna Hipp as Emilia, Lucio Gallo as Iago and Anja Harteros as Desdemona in Otello

Hanna Hipp in rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

James Rutherford, Hanna Hipp, Jennifer Davis and Michaela Schuster in rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Gerald Finley as the Leader of the Players in Death in Venice, The Royal Opera

Sam Furness as Hotel Guest, Dominic Sedgwick as English Clerk and Hanna Hipp as Hotel Guest in rehearsal for Death in Venice, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Gretel and Hanna Hipp as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera