Samantha Hankey, Photo by Dario Acosta

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ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

The Metropolitan Opera (Stéphano) 

April 10, 15, 18 & 22

 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

STÉPHANO

April 10, 15, 18, & 22

2021

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, New York

Canceled due to COVID-19.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts one of the most sumptuous scores in the repertoire, leading Gounod’s honeyed adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy. Radiant soprano Nadine Sierra makes her Met role debut as the effervescent Juliette, opposite tenors Stephen Costello and Benjamin Bernheim, in his highly anticipated Met debut, as the ardent Roméo, all amid the romantic realism of Bartlett Sher’s staging. Ms. Hankey returns to the Met in the role of Stéphano.

DAS RHEINGOLD

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Bayerische Staatsoper (Wellgunde) 

June 30 | July 3

 

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

DAS RHEINGOLD

WELLGUNDE

June 30

July 3

2021

Bayerische Staatsoper

Munich, Germany

The untouched magic of the E flat major sounds in the first bars of Das Rheingold doesn't last long. Instead, a world emerges that cannot stop its own downfall. In this lawless world, greed, power, and curses prevail. Alberich steals the enchanted gold from the Rhinemaidens, while the god Wotan works to outsmart a pair of dragons to protect his family and home. The first in Wagner's epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, Ms. Hankey reprises the role of Wellgunde after her original role debut at the Metropolitan Opera. Conducted by Valery Gergiev, directed by Andreas Kriegenburg.

7 Deaths of Maria Callas

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Bayerische Staatsoper (Carmen) 
July 27

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

7 deaths of maria CAllas

CARMEN

July 27
2021

Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich, Germany

Marina Abramović has been fascinated by the life of the "tigress" - as Callas was called - for decades. Now she has conceived the opera project 7 Deaths of Maria Callas, in which seven stage deaths are modeled on the basis of the musically and scenic highlights from the respective opera - all arias that were of great importance to Maria Callas. In seven films, Marina Abramović will die together with Willem Dafoe seven times and at the end of the evening, when it comes to the real death of Maria Callas in Paris in 1977, she herself will be on stage as a performer. In addition to the well-known arias from the 19th and 20th centuries, the Serbian composer Marko Nikodijević will compose music for the musical design of the opera, describing that Callas ’unconditional life for art never allowed a separation between stage appearance and private person. Ms. Hankey debuts the role of Carmen. Conducted by Yoel Gamzou, directed by Marina Abramović.

Faust et HÉlÈne

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Bard Music Festival  (Mezzo Soprano)
August 5, 2021

BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL

FAUST ET HÉLÈNE

MEZZO SOPRANO

August 5
2021

Bard Music Festival
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Anchored by TŌN, and exploiting Bard’s unusual ability to integrate orchestral, choral, solo and chamber works within a single event, this opening concert pairs several of Nadia Boulanger’s own compositions with music by some of her most distinguished female students. Ms. Hankey appears as the Mezzo Soprano soloist for Bard Music Festival's first program, The Exemplary Musician conducted by Rebecca Miller and Leon Botstein.

ARIADNE Auf Naxos

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Liceu Opera Barcelona (Komponist)
September 22, 26, 28, October 3, 2021

LICEU OPERA BARCELONS

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

KOMPONIST

September 22, 26, & 28
October 3

2021

Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona, Spain

The distinguished director Katie Mitchell brings us her own take on Ariadne auf Naxos, a tale about the wealthiest man in Vienna who commissions a young composer to write a serious opera and then invites a troupe from the commedia dell’arte to come along as well. Ms. Hankey debuts the role of the Composer under the baton of Josep Pons.

 

CINDERELLA

The Metropolitan Opera (Prince Charming) 

December 22

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

CINDERELLA

PRINCE CHARMING

December 22

2021

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, New York

Continuing a treasured holiday tradition, the Met presents a new installment in its series of abridged opera adaptations for family audiences. Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90 minutes, with mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Brandie Sutton as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians.