Zofia Hanna

The mezzo-soprano Zofia Hanna obtained a Singing master's degree at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. In 2017, she was awarded first prize in the third International Arturo Toscanini Competition in Brescia, Italy. Zofia Hanna made her debut at Opera Vlaanderen, where she sang the roles of Sonja and Nurse in Elena Kats-Chernin's world creation The Rage of Life (2010). Other roles she performed in Belgium include Shadow Sister in Little Women, Mother in Orphelie in De Bovenkamer, Anna Karenina in Dolores and Arianna in Lamento d'Arianna. Zofia is an alumna of the Dutch National Opera Academy (2015-2017), where she sang such roles as Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, the title role of Massenet's Cendrillon, the lead role Clara in Hanna Kulenty's The Mother of Black-Winged Dreams and Gertrud in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel.

She also had the opportunity to explore other roles, such as Mozart's Cherubino and Dorabella and Massenet's Charlotte in concerts for the Concertgebouw and the National Opera in Amsterdam. Zofia Hanna was invited by Garsington Opera (UK) as Alvarez Young Artist in several productions of their summer festival in 2019. In the UK, she also sang the roles Wellgunde (Tarnhelm Opera) and Epimetheus in Tim Benjamin's newly written opera The Fire of Olympus, and Alisa in the well-received new production Lucia di Lammermoor (Instant Opera).

Zofia Hanna returned to the stage of Opera Vlaanderen as Blumenmädchen in the revival of Parsifal, as Lady Macbeth in the adaptation for children of Verdi's Macbeth: Banquet!, Woodnimph in Rusalka and most recently she was heard in several mezzo roles in Schumann's Faust.

update January 2023

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