Samantha Hankey, Photo by Dario Acosta

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ARIADNE Auf Naxos

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

 

LICEU OPERA BARCELONA

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

DER 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.

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

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San Diego Opera (Dorabella)
February 15, 18, 20, 2022

 

SAN DIEGO OPERA

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

DORABELLA


February 15, 18, & 20
2022

San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego, California

An international cast of young stars make their Company debuts in this production including mezzo soprano Samantha Hankey as Dorabella, baritones Reginald Smith, Jr. as Don Alfonso and Gihoon Kim as Guglielmo, and tenor Konu Kim as Ferrando. Soprano Alisa Jordheim, rounds out the cast as Despina in a production staged by “opera provocateur” Timothy Nelson in his Company debut. Bruce Stasyna conducts.

Le nozze di figaro

Bayerische Staatsoper (Cherubino)
March 9, 11, 15, 20, 2022

 

BAYERSICHE STAATSOPER

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

CHERUBINO


March 9, 11, 15, & 20
2022

Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich, Germany

The marriage of Figaro and Susanna is imminent. However, when Figaro learns that his betrothed is being courted by another, a dangerous game of intrigue and exposure begins. The extent to which the work’s protagonists are caught up in a dense web of emotional dependency becomes ever clearer in this production by Christoph Loy. In Le nozze di Figaro Mozart shows that it is love that sometimes inflicts the deepest wounds – and that healing is only available to one prepared to offer himself to the other in total surrender. This opera, first performed in 1786, deals with a timeless theme: both confusing and fascinating complexity of human relationships. Thomas Hengelbrock conducts. 

KÁT'A KABANOVÁ

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Varvara)
March 26, 2022

 

RADIO FILHARMONISCH ORKEST 

KÁT'A KABANOVÁ

VARVARA


March 26
2022

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Concertgebouw’s famous Main Hall is one of the best concert halls in the world, well-known for its exceptional acoustics and special atmosphere. In the Main Hall, you will feel history. Here, Gustav Mahler conducted his own compositions, as did Richard Strauss and Igor Stravinsky. Sergei Rachmaninoff played his own piano concertos in the Main Hall. This is also where musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Horowitz and Yehudi Menuhin gave legendary performances. Ms. Hankey appears in concert as Varvara in Janáček's dark drama, Kát'a Kabanová. Conducted by Karina Canellakis.

VOCAL ARTS RECITAL

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Alice Tully Hall (Mezzo Soprano) 
April 4, 2022

 

ALICE TULLY HALL

VOCAL ARTS RECITAL

MEZZO SOPRANO

April 4
2022

Alice Tully Hall
New York City, New York

Ms. Hankey performs at Alice Tully Hall Vocal Arts Recital joined by pianist Brian Zeger

DER ROSENKAVALIER

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

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BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER 

DER
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 - August 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, Ying Fang as Morgana, Samantha Hankey as Ruggiero, and Jonathan Cohen conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.