Zofia Hanna

Zofia Hanna

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

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«"Mezzo-soprano Zofia Hanna has an enthralling sound and a strong stage presence"»
NRC NEWSPAPER, 2016 (2017)
«"Zofia Hanna as Cendrillon… puts down a very strong performance at the première. She combines a gentle timbre and supple voice with great empathic capability"»
THEATERKRANT, 2017 (2017)
2017Massenet: CendrillonCendrillon
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGertrud
2017Massenet: WertherCharlotte
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2017Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2017Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2017Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf NaxosDer Komponist
2017Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierOctavian
2017Purcell: Dido and AeneasDido
2017Gluck: Orfeo ed EuridiceOrfeo
2017Donizetti: Roberto DevereuxSara
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannNicklausse
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelHänsel
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira

Bio

Mezzo-soprano Zofia Hanna had her first solo experience at Muziektheater Transparant with The Fairy Queen, H. Purcell.
In 2005 she won second prize for singing at the renowned national concours for music and theater, Axion Classic in Brussels. That same year she started her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Flanders in Antwerp, with Stephanie Friede.  Zofia is now coached by Ira Siff and Hans Pieter Herman in Amsterdam.
 
In 2011 and 2012 she was invited for several masterclasses in New York, Berlin and Oslo where she was coached by Patricia Mccaffrey, John Norris and John Lidal.
In 2013 Zofia was one of the selected participants for the International Vocal Concours in ‘s Hertogenbosch. For this occasion she was invited as a soloist for IVC Bachcantates.

Her debut on the big stage was in 2010 at Opera Vlaanderen with the roles of Sonja and Nurse in the new work of The Rage of Life, Elena Kats-Chernin. She performed this production in Belgium, as well as at Operadagen Rotterdam and the International Opera Festival Miscolk in Hungary.
Other roles she performed are  Shadow Sister in Little Women, Mark Adamo (2009), Mother in Orphelie in de Bovenkamer, Axelle Kennes (2010), Anna Karenina in Dolores, Mathias Coppens and Arianna in Lamento D'Arianna, Claudio Monteverdi (2015).  In April 2016 Zofia Hanna was invited to perform a songrecital at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ together with pianist Mathias Coppens, as a supporting programme before Stéphane Degout.

Zofia is a member of the Dutch National Opera Academy, where in January 2016 she had her debut as Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni, working with the Hungarian conductor Huba Hollóköi and the Dutch stage director Sybrand van der Werf. Last summer Zofia sang the leading role Clara in the modern opera The Mother of Black-Winged Dreams by Hanna Kulenty during the NJO Summer Festival in Apeldoorn working with conductor Clark Rundell and stage director Javier López Piñón.

This season Zofia sang her debut at the Dutch National Opera, as Madrigalist in Puccini's Manon Lescaut. In January with the Residentie Orchestra and Dutch National Opera Academy, she performed the title role of Cendrillon of J. Massenet. Later this season she will sing Gertrud in a NJO-DNOA production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel.

For season 2017-2018 Zofia is invited back at Opera Vlaanderen to sing Blumenmädchen in Parsifal, a revival which was awarded by Opernwelt as best production of the 2012-2013 season.

Zofia Hanna is selected to sing at the Final Rounds of the 36th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Moskou upcoming June.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Parsifal Second Group Of Flowermaiden, Third Voice Opera Vlaanderen 2018
Massenet: Cendrillon Cendrillon Immediately Dutch National Opera Academy 2017
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Gertrud Immediately Dutch National Opera Academy 2017
Massenet: Werther Charlotte No 2017
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Cherubino No 2017

Awards

First prize - internAtional vocal competition "arturo toscanini"
2017