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  • Also impressive was Samantha Hankey, the most ingenious and economical actor in the cohort of ten singers. A square-shouldered beauty with a maple-flavored mezzo, Hankey was able to indicate with admirable subtlety when she was meant to be the “real” Diana and when she was meant to be the god Giove disguised as Diana...and was a lusciously pliant partner in her love scene.
    — Opera News
  • the serious, penetrating mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey
    — The New York Times
  • As her sister, Dorabella, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey used supple tone that could raise the intensity level when needed. Duets with Dyachek were keenly balanced and beautiful, and her romantic temptation for Guglielmo felt real.
    — The Aspen Times
  • The afternoon was dominated by a tour-de-force performance by Samantha Hankey
    — Parterre Box
  • Samantha Hankey, mezzo, regaled us with “Non piu mesta” from Rossini’s Cenerentola with flawless coloratura, fioritura and creamy sound. A thrilling virtuoso performance and I am certain Rossini smiled proudly!
    — Brooklyn Discovery
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DALLAS OPERA GUILD COMPETITION
 

On April 29th Samantha performed in the finals of the Dallas Opera Guild competition and was awarded First Prize.

 

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions


Samantha was named a winner of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

 

2017 LENORE ANNENBERG ARTS FELLOWSHIP


In its 10th and final year, the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts is awarding one-year arts fellowships to mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey among 7 others. 


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merola opera program
Summer 2017


This summer Samantha will be an artist at the Merola Opera Program for it's 60th Anniversary Season and will sing the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola

 

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Winner of the 2017 JUILLIARD VOCAL ARTS HONORS RECITAL


Samantha is a winner of the 2017 Vocal Arts Honors Recital at Juilliard! She will present a recital with pianist Chris Reynolds along with Cody Quattlebaum and Michał Biel in Alice Tully Hall on Saturday March 23, 2017 at 7:30PM. 

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CAROLYN BAILEY AND DOMINICK ARGENTO COMPETITION

Samantha was awarded first prize in the Scholarship Division of the National Opera Association’s Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition.

 

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