THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

RIGOLETTO

COUNTESS CEPRANO

February 12, 16, 19, 23

March 1, 6, 9, 15, 20

April 26

May 1, 4, 10

2019

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, New York

Ms. Hankey sings the role of Countess Ceprano in the tale of Verdi’s tragic jester, which returns in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked, Las Vegas–themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano Nadine Sierra reprises her portrayal of Gilda, the role that helped launch her now-blossoming Met career. Tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Bryan Hymel share the role of the lascivious Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Performances on February 12 & 23, March 20, & May 1 will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio.

 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

DAS RHEINGOLD

WELLGUNDE

March 9, 14

April 29

May 6

2019

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, New York

Wagner’s visionary initial installment of the Ring Cycle depicts the original sin of the theft of the sacred golden treasure, the vanity of the gods, the greed of the Nibelungen, the fratricide of the giants, and the building of Valhalla. Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley sings the role of Wotan, the conflicted lord of the gods. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton sings her first Wagner role at the Met as Wotan’s embattled wife, Fricka. Philippe Jordan conducts.

The performances on March 9 & 14 will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio.

 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

SESTO (cover)

March 30

April 3, 6, 11, & 16

2019

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, New York

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings Sesto at the Met for the first time, and tenor Matthew Polenzani adds yet another role to his extensive Mozartean repertoire as Tito. Mozart’s opera of vengeance and forgiveness, set during the Roman Empire, also stars sopranos Elza van den Heever as Vitellia, with Ying Fang, Paula Murrihy, and bass Christian Van Horn completing the principal cast. Lothar Koenigs conducts.

The performance on April 3 will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio.

 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

WELLGUNDE

April 27

May 4, 11

2019

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, New York

Wagner’s epic cycle concludes with acts of betrayal, murder, vengeance, and, finally, the destruction of the world. Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, whose heroic self-sacrifice paves the way for humankind’s redemption and rebirth. Andreas Schager and Stefan Vinke share the role of the hero Siegfried, and Eric Owens is Hagen. Philippe Jordan conducts.

The premiere performance on April 27 will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio.

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

 

TURKU MUSIC FESTIVAL

AGRIPPINA

AGRIPPINA

June 2

2019

Turku Concert Hall

Turku, Finland

Handel’s youthful tragi-comedy caused a sensation in Carnival season in Venice in 1709: it’s only fitting that this concert performance features vocal superstars.

The Turku Music Festival has a treat in store for friends of Baroque opera: a top-quality international production of Handel's Agrippina. Conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev, baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro is joined by a cavalcade of stars of the opera world: Franco Fagioli, one of today's leading countertenors; Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone; Jakub Jòsef Orliński, countertenor; Kathryn Lewek, soprano; Xavier Sabata, countertenor; Andrea Mastroni, bass; and Biagio Pizzuto, baritone. The title role is taken by brilliant American mezzo Samantha Hankey, who at the early age of 26 is already establishing herself as one of the most interesting singers of her generation.

 
 

OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

CHERUBINO

June 10, 16, 28

July 3, 6

2019

Opernhaus Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland

In this revival production, Ms. Hankey appears as Cherubino. The Countess will be sung by the South African soprano Golda Schultz and her jealous husband will be sung by Audun Iversen, who has appeared in Zurich as Albert in Massenet’s Werther. The Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann will make her début in the role of Susanna, and the Russian baritone Alexander Miminoshvili will return to Zurich Opera House as her restless fiancé, Figaro. Ottavio Dantone, a welcome guest in Zurich and one of the world’s most important conductors in the baroque and classical repertoire, will be at the rostrum.

MUNICH, GERMANY

BAYERISCHE

STAATSOPER

ENSEMBLE

2019 / 2020 Season

Bayerische Staatsoper

Munich, Germany

Ms. Hankey joins the ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany for the 2019/2020 Season.

 

LIVE on Radio

RADIO BROADCASTS

Listen to Ms. Hankey on upcoming radio and livestream broadcasts.

2018 / 2019 Season

Met Radio Broadcasts

RIGOLETTO

Streamed live on Sirius XM Radio

February 12 | 7:25 pm EST

February 23 | 1:00 pm EST

March 20 | 7:55 pm EST

May 1 | 7:25 pm EST

2019

DAS RHEINGOLD

Streamed live on Sirius XM Radio

March 9 | 1:00 pm EST

March 14 | 7:55 pm EST

2019

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Streamed live on Sirius XM Radio

April 27 | 11:00 am EST

2019

SAMANTHA HANKEY

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