Coloratura soprano Hannah Sawle studied at Chethams School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and on English National Opera’s Opera Works Course. Whilst at the GSMD she won awards for her English and Contemporary Song and she has been guest soloist on BBC World Service, Radio 3 and Radio 4. Solo recordings include Giles Swayne’s Four Passiontide Motets with the NYCGB and Respighi’s La Pentola Magica with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recent roles include Witness 1, Woman 1 and Singer 1 LESSONS IN LOVE AND VIOLENCE for Hamburg Staatsoper and Opera de Lyon. She also covered these roles at the Royal Opera where she also recently covered Poppea AGRIPPINA and the soprano roles in Britten’s DEATH IN VENICE. Upcoming engagements include reprising her LESSONS IN LOVE AND VIOLENCE roles with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Germany conducted by the composer, George Benjamin and at the Théâtro du Châtelet in Paris.
Other engagements include include the title role LAKME for Swansea City Opera, Königin der Nacht DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for Iford Arts and Charles Court Opera, Papagena DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for English Touring Opera, Elletra IDOMENEO and and Adina L’ELISIR D’AMORE for Hampstead Garden Opera, Diana ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS for Opera Danube, Micaela and Frasquita CARMEN for Opera up close, English Pocket Opera and The Prison Choir Project , Zerlina DON GIOVANNI for Westminster Opera, Mademoiselle Silberklang DER SCHAUSPIELDIREKTOR and Nedda PAGLIACCI for Garden Opera, Gianetta L’ELISIR D’AMORE, Trio Soprano TROUBLE IN TAHITI and Lady Dunmow A DINNER ENGAGEMENT for Wexford Festival Opera and Ismene (cover) MITRIDATE RE DI PONTO for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In concert Hannah has sung the Strauss Brentano Lieder and Mahler’s 4th Symphony with Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra at St George’s Bristol.