Maria Hanke

Maria Hanke

Lirico Spinto Soprano

"The younger singers ... on worldclass level..."
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«True theatrical achievement»
Christopher Cowell, director (2016)
2016Handel: MessiahSoprano
2015John Rutter: RequiemSoprano
2013Wagner: The Ring of the NibelungenFreia
2013R.Wagner: Der Ring des NibelungenWellgunde
2013R.Wagner: Der Ring des NibelungenWellgunde
2013R.Wagner: Der Ring des NibelungenWaltraute
2012Børresen: KaddaraA young maid

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"The young and younger singers, a couple of them on worldclass level, … , brings further the bright tradition of Wagner.”Bjørn Bredal, Politiken 

”…Maria Hanke sparkled...”Peter Johannes Erichsen, Weekendavisen 

”Maria Hanke is wonderful as the Sorceress, so full of life and thoroughly vicious, that she is irresistible.” Fynsk Stiftstidende




 Maria Hanke made her debut form the Soloist Class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music i 2006 after studies in Amsterdam (NL), Aldeburgh (UK) and Copenhagen (DK).  She has been working professionally in the music business – also during her academic years - and has perfomed as a soloist, in ensembles, as a teacher, workshopleader and facilitator in Denmark and internationally. Opera repertoireRoles played on stage:Freia / Das Rheingold / Wagner -  Christians Church, Copenhagen 2013Wellgunde / Das Rheingold / Wagner - Christians Church, Copenhagen 20132. Walküre / Die Walküre/Wagner - Christians Church, Copenhagen 2013Wellgunde / Götterdämmerung / Wagner - Christians Church, Copenhagen 2013Ninfa and Lady / War & Love (8th Book of Madrigals) / Monteverdi - Ivory Tower, Bramstrup, DK 2010Maria Stuart / Kvinnogräl / Werle - Ivory Tower, Cph. 2009Arsinoë / Kvinnogräl / Werle - Ivory Tower, Cph. 2009Frk. Blom / Kvinnogräl / Werle - Ivory Tower, Cph. 2009Susanne / Kvinnogräl / Werle - Ivory Tower, Cph. 2009Carmen / Carmen / Bizet  - Århus Kammeropera 2007Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni / Mozart  - Århus Kammeropera 2007Hélène / Une éducation manquée / Massenet - Den Rullende Opera, Tour in Denmark 2007Véronique / Le Docteur Miracle / Bizet - Den Rullende Opera, Tour in Denmark 2007Sorceress / Dido & Aeneas / Purcell - Opera on Valdemars Castle, Denmark 2006Virginia / From the Diary of Viginia Woolf / Argento - Queens Hall, The Black Diamond, Cph. 2006The Mother / Han, Den, Det / Worsaae et al (World Première) - Takkelloftet, Royal Opera Copenhagen 2005Xeras / RejseOperatoriumRejse (World Première) / Brødsgaard - Den Anden Opera, Cph. 20002. lady / Die Zauberflöte / Mozart - Cph. Opera Workshop 1999Cendrillon / Cendrillon / Massenet - Cph. Opera Workshop 1999 Fully prepared roles:Elisabeth / Tannhäuser / WagnerSieglinde / The Valkyrie / WagnerSenta / The Flying Dutchmann / WagnerChrysothemis / Elektra / R. Strauß Concert repertoireSoprano and mezzosoprano parts in masses og oratorios by Mozart, Händel, Bach, Brahms, Duruflé, Fauré, Haydn, Dvořák, Rutter, and Vivaldi.  Contemporary music and World Premières by a.o.:Hans Zender, Klaus Ib Jørgensen, Niels Rosing-Schow, Nicolai Worsaae, Simon Christensen, Lars Kynde, Peter Due, Niels Rønsholdt, Louis Andriessen, Daan Manneke, Bo Holten, etc. Song cycles and lieder by a.o.:Barber, Berg, Berlioz, Brahms, Debussy, Poulenc, Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Wolf, Zemlinsky etc. Soloist with/at:Aldeburgh Festival (UK)Arditti String Quartet (UK)Aarhus SinfoniettaEsbjerg EnsembleEnsemble Alternance (F)Ensemble FiguraAlpha EnsembleEnsemble MidWestHafnia Chamber OrchestraAkademisk Kor og OrkesterKøbenhavns KantatekorCrossSound Festival (AK)Ruse Symphony Orchestra (BUL) Additional experience2005-2011 Member and co-founder of Vocal Group Via Madrigali. Recitals and workshops. Artists in Residence at a.o. Danish Library for the Visually Disabled, 2005, and Technical University of Denmark, 2010).2007- Co-founder of, and producer with Ivory Tower, Association for Music Dramatic Performances. Musical education2012 Private studies – shifting to soprano working w/ Eva Johansson a.o.2006 Debut Concert The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM)2004-2005 Britten-Pears Advanced Musical Studies, Aldeburgh, UK2003-2005 Soloist class RDAM2002 Performer' Diploma RDAM2001 Music Teacher Diploma RDAM Competitions2009 Third Prize, Spazio Musica XIV International Competition, Orvieto, Italy.2009 Finalist, Mezzo Television International Opera Contest, Szeged, Hungary2006 Winner of ”Best performance of a work written since 1956”, Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition, UK2002 First Prize RDAM Grant Competition for Singers Master ClassesAage Haugland, Anne-Sofie von Otter, Andreas Schmidt, Helmut Deutsch, Roger Vignoles, Elisabeth Meyer-Topsøe, Malcolm Martineau, Diana Montague, Inga Nielsen, a.o.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Handel: Messiah Soprano Immediately Church of Our Lady Copenhagen 2016
John Rutter: Requiem Soprano Immediately Kalundborg Domkirke 2015
Wagner: The Ring of the Nibelungen Freia 1 week The Arctic Opera and Symphony Orchestra 2013
R.Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen Wellgunde 1 week The Arctic Opera and Symphony Orchestra 2013
R.Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen Wellgunde 1 week The Arctic Opera and Symphony Orchestra 2013