Samantha Hankey, La Calisto

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL

FAUST ET
H
ÉLÈNE

MEZZO SOPRANO

August 2021

Ms. Hankey appeared as the Mezzo Soprano soloist for Bard Music Festival's first program, The Exemplary Musician conducted by Rebecca Miller and Leon Botstein

 

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

7 DEATHS OF MARIA CALLAS

CARMEN

July 2021

Ms. Hankey made her role debut as Carmen with the Bayerische Staatsoper in 7 Deaths of Maria Callas.

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

DAS RHEINGOLD

WELLGUNDE

June & July 2021

Ms. Hankey reprised the role of Wellgunde in Das Rheingold with the Bayerische Staatsoper.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

STÉPHANO

April 2021

Ms. Hankey appeared as Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette with the Metropolitan Opera.

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

DER ROSENKAVALIER

OCTAVIAN

March 2021

Ms. Hankey made her role debut as Octavian with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Barrie Kosky's new production of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier.

 
Samantha Hankey, Zweite Dame,Die Zauberflöte

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

ZWEITE DAME

September 2020

Ms. Hankey reprised the role of Zweite Dame with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Conducted by Jordan de Souza, production by August Everding.

Samantha Hankey, Mercédès, Carmen

NIGHTLY MET OPERA STREAMS

CARMEN

MERCÉDÈS

August 2020

As a part of the Metropolitan Opera's free Nightly Opera Streams, Ms. Hankey appears as Mercédès in a broadcast of the February 2019 production of Carmen.

Samantha Hankey, Mlle Dangeville, Adriana Lecouvreur

NIGHTLY MET OPERA STREAMS

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

MLLE DANGEVILLE

April 2020

As a part of the Metropolitan Opera's free Nightly Opera Streams, Ms. Hankey appears as Mlle Dangeville in a broadcast of the January 2019 production of Adriana Lecouvreur.

Samantha Hankey, Zweite Dame, Die Zauberflöte

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

ZWEITE DAME

January 2020

Ms. Hankey reprised the role of Zweite Dame with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Conducted by Asher Fisch, production by August Everding.

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

CARMEN

MERCÉDÈS

January 2020

Ms. Hankey reprised the role of Mercédès with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Bizet's Carmen Conducted by Asher Fisch, directed by Lina Wertmüller.

Samantha Hankey Mezzo Soprano

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL

HÄNSEL

December 2019

Ms. Hankey made her house debut with the Bayerische Staatsoper as Hänsel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel. Conducted by Patrick Lange, directed by Richard Jones.

THE DALLAS OPERA

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

ZWEITE DAME

October & November 2019

Ms. Hankey made her house debut with The Dallas Opera as Zweite Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume, directed by Kyle Lang.

 

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

AGRIPPINA

AGRIPPINA (COVER)

July 2019

Ms. Hankey covered mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the title role in Handel's Agrippina with the Bayerische Staatsoper. Directed by Barrie Kosky.

Samantha Hankey, Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro

OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

CHERUBINO

June & July 2019

In her house debut with Opernhaus Zürich, Ms. Hankey appeared in the role of Cherubino in Mozart and Da Ponte's timeless classic, Le nozze di Figaro. Conducted by Ottavio Dantone.

Samantha Hankey, Agrippina

TURKU MUSIC FESTIVAL

AGRIPPINA

AGRIPPINA

June 2019

Ms. Hankey joined baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro in the title role of a concert performance of Handel's Agrippina, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev. 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

WELLGUNDE

March-May 2019

Ms. Hankey appeared as the Wellgunde in Wagner's final installment of the epic Ring Cycle under the baton of Philippe Jordan at The Metropolitan Opera.

Samantha Hankey, Countess Ceprano, Rigoletto

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

RIGOLETTO

COUNTESS CEPRANO

February-May 2019

Ms. Hankey appeared as Countess Ceprano in Michael Mayer's Vegas-themed production of Verdi's tragic jester. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti. 

RIGOLETTO PRESS
Samantha Hankey Mezzo Soprano Das Rheingold
Samantha Hankey, Mercédès, Carmen

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

DAS RHEINGOLD

WELLGUNDE

March-May 2019

Ms. Hankey appeared as Wellgunde under the baton of Philippe Jordan at The Metropolitan Opera alongside Jamie Barton as Fricka and Greer Grimsley as Wotan.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

CARMEN

MERCÉDÈS

January & February 2019

Ms. Hankey perfomed the role of Mercédès in Sir Richard Eyre's production of Carmen at The Metropolitan Opera, featuring Louis Langrée at the podium.

Samantha Hankey, Mlle Dangeville, Adriana Lecouvreur

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

MLLE DANGEVILLE

December 2018 & January 2019

Ms. Hankey joined a star-studded cast including Piotr Bezcala and Anna Netbrebko in the title role of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur at the Metropolitan Opera. Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, directed by Sir David McVicar.

Samantha Hankey Mezzo Soprano

LANCASTER TRUST BUILDING

VOICES OF HOPE

MS. HANKEY IN CONCERT

December 2018

Ms. Hankey appeared as a featured soloist at the Lancaster Trust Building in a benefit concert supporting Voices of Hope, a non-profit organization benefitting community-based education for children and young adults around the world.

Samantha Hankey, Pantalis, Mefistofele

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

PANTALIS

MEFISTOFELE

November & December 2018

Making her Metropolitan Opera debut, Ms. Hankey performed the role of Pantalis in Arrigo Boito's only opera, Mefistofele. Directed by Robert Carsen, conducted by Carlo Rizzi & Joseph Colaneri.

Samantha Hankey, Photo by Fay Fox

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

MARNIE (COVER)

MARNIE

October & November 2018

In its American premiere, Ms. Hankey covered mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard in the title role of Nico Muhly's Marnie, conducted by Robert Spano and directed by Michael Mayer.

Samantha Hankey Mezzo Soprano

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

MS. HANKEY IN RECITAL

delacroix & music

November 2018

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Delacroix, Ms. Hankey appears in recital with acclaimed pianist Brian Zeger in a program highlighting the creative and personal connection between giants of French romanticism, including Chopin and Berlioz.

Samantha Hankey Mezzo Soprano

ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, NYC

CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE

MS. HANKEY IN RECITAL

October 2018

Ms. Hankey appears in recital with pianist Chris Reynolds in conjunction with the Carnegie Hall Citywide concert series, featuring works by Schumann, Duparc, and Strauss

Samantha Hankey Mezzo Soprano Operalia

PLACIDO DOMINGO'S

2ND PRIZE WINNER

BIRGIT NILSSON PRIZEWINNER

OPERALIA COMPETITION

August & September 2018

Ms. Hankey performed as one of twelve finalists in Placido Domingo's Operalia Competition at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, Portugal. Ms. Hankey was awarded the Second Prize Award in the general division as well as the Birgit Nilsson Prize for her interpretation of the work of Richard Strauss.

 
Samantha Hankey Mezzo Soprano WQXR

MS. HANKEY IN RECITAL

summer in concert

WXQR (NYC)

ROCKPORT MUSIC

IMA LIEDERABEND

June & July 2018

Ms. Hankey appears in a series of summer recitals, including performances at WXQR's Classical Beer Jam in New York City, an evening of Brahms, Liszt, and Carmen at Rockport Music in Rockport, MA alongside pianist Anton Nel and artistic director Barry Shiffman, and a Liederabend with the International Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany.

Samantha Hankey, Siébel, Faust

GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÉVE

FAUST

SIÉBEL

February 2018

Ms. Hankey made her house debut at Grand Théâtre de Genève as Siébel in Faust, conducted by Michel Plasson and directed by Georges Lavaudant.

Samantha Hankey, Rosina, Il Berbiere di Siviglia

DEN NORSKE OPERA

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

ROSINA

October 2017 - January 2018

Ms. Hankey made her company debut with Den Norske Opera as Rosina in Francois De Carpentries' prodution of Il barbiere di Siviglia, conducted by Manlio Benzi.