- BIOGRAPHY -
Hannah Bennett is a mezzo soprano from Luton and recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. She trained on the Preparatory Opera MA under Yvonne Howard as a Nan Copeland Scholar and was awarded a Distinction and DipRAM. Previously, she graduated from the Academy with a first-class Honours under Kathleen Livingstone.
Onstage, engagements include: The Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen, Janacek/RAM VF Scenes), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Bellini/ RAO Scenes), Angelina (La Cenerentola, Rossini/ RAM VF Scenes), Charlotte (Werther, Massenet, RAM VF Scenes), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini/ Italian Summer School), Flora (The Enchanted Pig, Dove/ Hampstead Garden Opera) and Tisbe (La Cenerentola, Rossini/London Young Sinfonia). Hannah was also selected as a Young Artist for the 2020 OHP Young Artist Scheme.
In concert, Hannah has performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Amersham Music Festival and was a 2019 Leeds Lieder Festival Young Artist. She was a member of the prestigious Song Circle at the Academy from 2016 to 2019 and performed at the Italian Cultural Institute and The Holywell Music Room (Oxford Lieder), in a Schubertiade in partnership with Leeds Lieder and made her Wigmore Hall debut in a concert of Carl Loewe lieder.
Hannah has performed in masterclasses with Anne Howells, Amanda Roocroft, Ann Murray DBE and Christopher Glynn.
Hannah features regularly as a soloist for oratorio works around the UK, having performed at venues such as St John's Smith Square, Ely Cathedral, Sheffield Cathedral and Arundel Cathedral. She was also a soloist and regular chorus member for the recent Royal Academy of Music/ Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas Series. She particularly enjoys performing works by Rossini, Mozart, Haydn and Elgar. Highlights include Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Eynsham Choral Society), Mozart's Mass in C Minor (2nd soprano/Luton Choral Society), Rossini's Stabat Mater (mezzo/ Louth Choral Society), Mendelssohn's Elijah (mezzo/Llandaff Choral Society), Haydn's Theresienmesse (mezzo/orpheus Singers) and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle (alto/Cambridge Philharmonic). Future engagements include Rossini's Stabat Mater with Woodstock Music Society.
“A bravura, funny and tragic performance by the wonderful Hannah Bennett”
-Ham & High Series ETCETERA (HGO Enchanted Pig)
"...her Szene aus Faust, Opus 9, IX/1 (circa 1835), a great example of sustained scene-painting, displayed classic qualities. There was much, too, to please in the girlish daydreams and dance of Mädchenwünsche, Opus 9, VIII/4 (1833),..."
(Wigmore Hall - RAM Song Circle
Ateş Orga- Classical Source)
“Hannah Bennett sang with luscious lyrical lines as Princess Flora”
- TrendFEM Blog
(HGO The Enchanted Pig)