AMERICAN MEZZO-SOPRANO

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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Samantha Hankey, Octavian, Der Rosenkavalier, Wilfried Hösl

March 18, 2021

OPERA QUEEN: DER ROSENKAVALIER IN MUNICH 

"We Can be alive and find ourselves in these roles"

Katharina Konradi and Samantha Hankey talk about what it's like to work in a new opera production amidst pandemic restrictions in Munich in this 

March 21, 2021

STAATSOPER TV

DER rosenkavalier 

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 is currently available to watch On-Demand until 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.

Samantha Hankey, The Rose Elf

September 14, 2020

CD RELEASE 

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.

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Samantha Hankey, Photo by Fay Fox

December 18, 2020

NEW Signing 

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."

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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

Octavian  |  DER ROSENKAVALIER

March & April 2021 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

Stéphano  |  ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

April 2021 

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

Wellgunde  |  DAS RHEINGOLD

June & July 2021 

Samantha Hankey, Photo by Dario Acosta
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Listen to live radio broadcasts from Operalia 2018 and of select performances from Ms. Hankey's 2018/19 appearances at The Metropolitan Opera.

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