Praised as “luscious,” “amber-toned,” and “dazzling” by Opera News, American mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey is quickly establishing a name for herself across the United States and abroad.
Samantha continues her residency in Munich for the 2020-2021 season, where she reprises the roles of Wellgunde and Zweite Dame and makes her role debut as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier. Other highlights of her upcoming season include an exciting return to the Metropolitan Opera in 2021, where she will debut the role of Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, as well as concert appearances with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.
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March 21, 2021
Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier will star Marlis Petersen, Christof Fischesser, Samantha Hankey, and Katharina Konradi. Vladimir Jurowski will conduct the production by Barrie Kosky.
Broadcast date: March 21, 2021.
The recording will be available On-Demand from
March 23, 2021 – April 23, 2021.
October 12, 2020
OBSERVER: American Opera Singers in Germany...
How They’re Safely Going Back to Work
“I have a renewed sense of appreciation for what it is that I do, how special it is, and that it is needed. I don’t know if it’s the right thing to do in the middle of a pandemic, but it feels right to me,” Hankey said. “It feels really appreciated by the audience and it makes me feel like I have purpose.”
September 14, 2020
THE ROSE ELF
The Rose Elf is a chamber opera by Los Angeles-based composer David Hertzberg. Inspired by the fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, The Rose Elf tells the story of a chilling murder as it is experienced by a magical being who lives secretly among the rose petals. Meyer Media LLC presents the work in a high definition recording starring mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey, conducted by Robert Kahn, and produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Andreas Meyer. The CD is now available for Amazon Purchase and for listening on major streaming channels.
Click the links below to listen to The Rose Elf on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
December 18, 2020
Lewis Holland Artist Management
"I am delighted to join the roster of LHAM and continue working with Imogen as live performances return to opera houses and concert halls around the world. With the end of the pandemic in sight, I have a renewed sense of hope for the return of the arts as we embark on this next chapter together."