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THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN

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Detroit Opera (Fox) 
May 11 -19, 2024

Vixen

DETROIT OPERA

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN

FOX

May 11, 17, & 19
2024

Detroit Opera House
Detroit, Michigan

Human and animal worlds collide in Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, an enchanting, cinematic modern fable about a clever vixen who tries to outwit her captors. Music Director Roberto Kalb conducts, and Artistic Director Yuval Sharon directs his production from The Cleveland Orchestra, which uses playful projections to transform singers into forest creatures, with hand-crafted animations that evoke the fable’s comic- strip origins. “We are inviting the audience into a deeper reflection of how we interact with nature, think about nature, these forces—animals, trees, the seasons, our relation to the ever-shifting natural world,” says Sharon. This will be the first Detroit performance of one of Leoš Janáček’s great works; the score features some of the most beautiful music ever written.

Note: The opening performance will be streamed on WRCJ 90.9FM. Listen live on their website for free on May 11th at 7:30pm ET.

Le Nozze - Dresden

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Semperoper Dresden (Cherubino) 
 May - June 2024

SEMPEROPER DRESDEN

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

CHERUBINO

May 25
June 1

2024

Dresden, Germany

The wedding of the servant couple Figaro and Susanna is imminent, and everything could be so beautiful - if it weren't for the love-lusting Count Almaviva, who has been pursuing Susanna for a long time, and the vengeful Doctor Bartolo and his housekeeper Marcellina, who all want to prevent a wedding. After numerous intrigues, Figaro and Susanna, with the help of the Countess and thanks to a sophisticated revenge plan, finally manage to beat Almaviva with his own art of seduction and in the end bring all the legitimate couples (again) together. Johannes Erath's production features mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as Cherubino.

Cosi faN tutte

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Royal Opera House (Dorabella) 
June - July 2024

Così 2

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Cosi fan tutte

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DORABELLA

June 26 & 29
July 2, 4, 7, & 10

2024

BBC Radio 3 Broadcast: July 13, 2024


London, United Kingdom

Mozart’s classic opera puts love under the microscope with comic and disturbing results. Since Mozart's comedy first scandalized audiences in 1790, Così fan tutte has lost none of its sting. ‘All women do it,’ alleges the master manipulator Don Alfonso. Make up your own mind and revel in the wit and glamour of Jan Philipp Gloger's production, which returns to the Royal Opera House, conducted by Alexander Soddy and featuring a stellar cast. Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey reprises the role of Dorabella in her Royal Opera House debut. 

IDOMENEo

Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Idamante)
August 2024

Idomeneo

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

IDOMENEO

IDAMANTE

August 9 & 11
2024

Ravinia Festival
Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra delves into the operatic repertoire as Mozart's Idomeneo is conducted by the Los Angeles Opera (and former Ravinia) Music Director James Conlon. The work, set in Crete in 1200 BCE and telling the story of the Trojan War, stars Samantha Hankey, Matthew Polenzani, Andrea Carroll, and Alexandria Shiner.

BEETHOVEN'S NINTH

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Los Angeles Philharmonic (Alto Soloist)
September 2024

Beethoven 9

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

BEETHOVEN'S NINTH

ALTO SOLOIST

September 10
2024

The Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has long been considered a testament to freedom, peace, and solidarity. Adopted by the European Union as its official anthem, the climactic “Ode to Joy” honors music as a universal language and highlights values shared around the world. Samantha Hankey joins the LA Philharmonic and LA Master Chorale as the mezzo-soprano soloist at the Hollywood Bowl in this performance, led by Gustavo Dudamel.

SAG HARBOR

Sag hARBOR SONG FESTIVAL

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The Church (Soloist)
September 2024

SAG HARBOR SONG FESTIVAL

IN RECITAL

SOLOIST

September 20 - 22
2024

The Church
Sag Harbor, New York

Ms. Hankey appears in recital at the 2024 Sag Harbor Song Festival.

DAS PARADIES UND DIE PERI

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Musik Theater an der Wien (Mezzo-soprano)
November 2024

DAS PARADIES

MUSIK THEATER AN DER WIEN

das paradies und die peri

MEZZO-SOPRANO

November 15 - 26
2024

Vienna, Austria

Robert Schumann’s secular oratorio Paradise and the Peri is based on a literary fairy tale by Thomas Moore which mingles orientalism and the Romantic conception of salvation. The Peri’s three attempts to enter paradise inspired Schumann to write a score full of colour and drama which, in the apotheosis of the redeemed Peri, takes on characteristics bordering on the ecstatic. Schumann’s oratorio is complemented by piano compositions and Lieder by Robert and Clara Schumann and Pauline Viardot.

IN RECITAL

Vocal Arts DC (Soloist) 
January 2025

Vocal Arts DC Recita

VOCAL ARTS DC

IN RECITAL

SOLOIST

January 14
2025

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Washington, D.C.

The cornerstone of Ms. Hankey’s program is Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) by Robert Schumann, a set of 16 cathartic songs that reflect on Schumann’s separation from his bride, Clara. This jewel of German lieder sits between Poulenc’s masterful 3 Chanson de Federico García Lorca and songs by Satie, Schönberg, Trenet, Weill, and Porter. 

Carmen - Tokyo

CARMEN

New National Theatre, Tokyo (Carmen) 
February - March 2025

NEW NATIONAL THEATRE, TOKYO

CARMEN

CARMEN

February 26
March 1, 4, 6, & 8

2025

Tokyo, Japan

This production of Carmen, created by Àlex Ollé for the NNTT in 2021, is packed with Ollé's distinctive sense of the spectacular and innovative interpretations sure to impress the audience. This is the love story of Carmen -- woman who lives her life freely with modern intelligence, bravery and defiance, and José -- a possessive and jealous man who cannot accept rejection. Rising star Samantha Hankey will play the attention-drawing title role of Carmen, with a beautiful voice that combines strength and softness as well as striking dramatic expression.

DER ROSENKAVALIER

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Bayerische Staatsoper (Octavian)
March 2025

Der Rosenkavalier

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

DER ROSENKAVALIER

OCTAVIAN

March 23, 26, & 29
2025

Munich, Germany

Samantha Hankey will appear as Octavian in Strauss' comic opera. Stage director Barrie Kosky's Rosenkavalier also pays tribute to less well-received sources of the work, adding surprising facets to the beloved characters of Sophie, Octavian, Ochs and Marschallin.

DON GIOVANNI

Bayerische Staatsoper (Donna Elvira) 
June - July 2025

DON GIOVANNI

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

DON GIOVANNI

DONNA ELVIRA

June 27 & 30
July 4, 6, & 8

2025

Munich, Germany

Don Giovanni plays out in a field of tension between heaven and hell, as opposites collide in this dramma giocoso, set among amorous desires and the fall of angels. Ms. Hankey performs the role of Donna Elvira in this production.

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