Samantha Hankey, Photo by Dario Acosta

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DER ROSENKAVALIER

Bayerische Staatsoper (Octavian)
May 8, 11, 15, July 21, 24, 2022

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BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER 

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ROSENKAVALIER

OCTAVIAN

May 8, 11, & 15
July 21 & 24

2022

Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich, Germany

With Salome and Elektra, Richard Strauss had just earned himself a reputation as the enfant terrible of the bourgeoisie on the opera stage, and went, as he wrote, “to the limits of what ears of the day could take." In this work, Strauss and Hofmannsthal drive the artificiality of this world to the extreme in text and music and allow it to grow into a dreamlike and nightmarish scenario. There is room here for all the themes that make Rosenkavalier so fascinating – the possibilities and impossibility of love, the urgency and relentlessness of passing time, the indispensability and relentless conditionality of autonomy and freedom to decide. Barrie Kosky’s Rosenkavalier also pays tribute to mostly less well-known sources of the work, consequently adding surprising facets to the cherished characters of Sophie and Octavian, Ochs and Marschallin, and in opulent images, he adds an exciting chapter to the piece’s Munich staging history. Ms. Hankey returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper stage as Octavian in Barrie Kosky's production of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier. Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

ALCINA

Glyndebourne (Ruggiero) 
July 2 - August 24, 2022

 

GLYNDEBOURNE

ALCINA

RUGGIERO

July 2, 5, 8, 30 
August 2, 4, 9, 15, 19, & 24

2022

Glyndebourne
East Sussex, England

Spectacle and sensation collide in Francesco Micheli’s sumptuous new staging of Handel’s magical fable, Alcina, with Jane Archibald in the title role, Samantha Hankey as Ruggiero, and Jonathan Cohen conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  

AINADAMAR

Scottish Opera (Federico García Lorca) 
October 29 - November 12, 2022

 

SCOTTISH OPERA

AINADAMAR

FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA

Theatre Royal Glasgow
October 29
November 2 & 5

2022


Festival Theatre Edinburgh
November 8, 10, & 12
2022

Love, loss, and death – opera’s favourite subjects – emerge through the memories of Margarita Xirgu (Lauren Fagan), muse and friend of Lorca (Samantha Hankey). As Margarita tells their story to her student Nuria (Julieth Lozano), Ainadamar becomes a modern passion play, looking ahead to Lorca’s legacy as an artistic martyr as well as reflecting on his life and works. 

In his critically acclaimed opera, Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov creates a vibrant, poetic sound world combining opera with flamenco dance and song in this new co-production with Opera Ventures, Detroit Opera, The Metropolitan Opera and Welsh National Opera

Hansel & Gretel

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Lyric Opera of Chicago (Hänsel) 
October 29 - November 12, 2022

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

HANSEL UND GRETEL

HÄNSEL

January 25, 27, & 29
February 1, 3, & 5

2023

Lyric Opera House
Chicago, Illinois

When this universally cherished production debuted 20 years ago, it captivated Chicago audiences. It did the same in 2012, and this season it returns again by popular demand. This rivetingly modern, astonishingly inventive view of the Brothers Grimm's fairytale features an eye-popping production that does full justice to Humperdinck's glorious score. You'll be rooting for Hansel and Gretel at every moment in their battle against the witch in the massive, industrial-strength kitchen, and you'll be moved by the "Dream Ballet." From the exquisite "Evening Prayer" to the uproarious "Witch's Ride," this ever-fresh, whimsical masterpiece is packed with musical gems that make it a wonderful introduction to opera for audiences of all ages. Samantha Hankey makes her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Hänsel.

Cosi fan tutte

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Palm Beach Opera (Dorabella) 
February 24,25, & 26 2023

Palm Beach Opera

Cosi fan tutte

Dorabella

February 24, 25, & 26
2023

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Palm Beach, Florida

A sparkling tale of twin romances
Palm Beach Opera’s second mainstage production presents Mozart’s intriguing Così fan tutte, a brilliant and sophisticated comedy of twin romances. Thought-provoking and playful, Mozart’s classic opera offers humor and insight into human nature. Samantha reprises the role of Dorabella in her Palm Beach Opera debut. 

 

CARNEGIE HALL RECITAL

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Weill Recital Hall
March 10, 2023

 

CARNEGIE HALL

RECITAL

MEZZO-SOPRANO

March 10
2023

Weill Recital Hall
New York, New York

With a voice praised by Opera News as “luscious, amber-toned, and dazzling,” Samantha Hankey has sung major operatic roles to great acclaim at opera houses and festivals that include the Liceu Opera Barcelona, Glyndebourne Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Metropolitan Opera. Hear this exciting singer in her full glory when she adds a Carnegie Hall debut recital to her growing list of triumphs.

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE

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Santa Fe Opera (Mélisande)
July-August, 2023

 

SANTA FE OPERA

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE

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MÉLISANDE

July 15, 19, & 28
August 3, 9, & 18

2023

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Not seen on the Santa Fe Opera stage since 1977, Debussy’s masterpiece Pelléas et Mélisande is presented from July 15, 2023 in a riveting new site-specific production directed and designed by Netia Jones. Santa Fe Opera Music Director Harry Bicket conducts a cast headlined by two thrilling singers in their Santa Fe Opera debuts: baritone Huw Montague Rendall and mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey. Ms. Hankey makes her debut in the title role of this love triangle of royal proportions.