American soprano Hanna Brammer Dillon is quickly establishing herself as a sought after talent within the opera world. Recently, Hanna advanced as a semi-finalist in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Amsterdam. This year Hanna made her Opera Memphis debut as Micaëla LA TRAGÉDIE DE CARMEN
, covered Norina in Donizetti’s DON PASQUALE
with Sarasota Opera, and performed Penelope in the world-premiere of Richard Auldon Clark’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA JUNE
with Indianapolis Opera. Other engagements include Johanna in Alpine Theater Project’s production of SWEENEY TODD
and in Spring 2015, Hanna debuted as Mabel in Nashville Opera’s production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. “Brammer’s gorgeous soprano rings out with exceptional clarity in ‘Poor Wand’ring One.’ Don’t miss the opportunity to see this promising young artist in action.” –
The Tennessean, (2015).
She also performed in Nashville’s educational outreach tour of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK,
and collaborated with Nashville Ballet in their production of EMERGENCE.
Hanna returned to Nashville Opera in the Fall of 2015 to sing as Soprano I in Philip Glass’ HYDROGEN JUKEBOX.
Upcoming engagements include Hanna as a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera this 2017 winter season, her debut with Mississippi Opera as Gilda RIGOLETTO
, and singing Lauretta GIANNI SCHICCHI
with Salt Marsh Opera.
Hanna made her professional debut with Opera North in Kurt Weill’s STREET SCENE, in which she “proved a warm and lyrical singer and personality as the conflicted Rose” – Times Argus, (2014).
Hanna earned her Masters Degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music (2014), where her operatic credits include Valencienne in Lehár’s THE MERRY WIDOW, Musetta LA BOHÈME, Semiramide SEMIRAMIDE, and Nella GIANNI SCHICCHI. In 2011, Hanna received her Bachelor’s of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music where she appeared as the title of Nina in the U.S. premiere of Paisiello’s NINA, O SIA LA PAZZA PER AMORE. While in New York, Hanna performed regularly with the Oratorio Society as a choral scholar at Carnegie Hall.
In her hometown of Traverse City, Michigan, Hanna gained recognition as a featured performer for Miracle Productions Theater Company. Over several seasons, Hanna appeared as Clara LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Christine in Maury Yeston’s PHANTOM, and as Prudy Pingleton HAIRSPRAY.