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.
Highlights 2021-22 include opening the season of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Opera Barcelona in her role debut as Der Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos, Dorabella Cosí fan tutte at San Diego Opera, and Glyndebourne Festival in her first festival appearance as Ruggiero Alcina. Samantha returns to The Metropolitan Opera for the beloved holiday tradition production of Cinderella in December and performs recitals at Alice Tully Hall featuring pianist Brian Zeger and at the Wigmore Hall with Malcolm Martineau. Samantha returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper for Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro and reprises the role of Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, which she debuted to critical acclaim in the 2020-21 season in the eagerly anticipated new production of Barrie Kosky, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
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April 16, 2022
Cast Change in
Paris Opera’s ‘Cendrillon’
Samantha Hankey jumps into the role of Prince Charmant in “Cendrillon” at the Opéra National de Paris. This performance represents Hankey’s company debut.
She joins a cast starring Tara Erraught, Daniela Barcellona, Kathleen Kim, Charlotte Bonnet, Marion Lebègue, Lionel Lhote, Philippe Rouillon, Cyrille Lovighi, Olivier Ayault, and Vadim Artamonov. Carlo Rizzi conducts.
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."