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Brigitte Hahn

German soprano Brigitte Hahn debutes in the season 2013/14 as  Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) and Anna Maurant (Street Scene) in new productions at Hanover State Opera. She will furthermore give her debut as Gertrud (Hänsel und Gretel) and sing Elisabetta (Don Carlo) and  Madama Butterfly in Hanover. Concert performances are planned with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Missa solemnis).

The versatile singer has accomplished her change into the dramatic Fach by adding important roles to her repertoire. In 2010 and 2011 she sang Brünnhilde in a new production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at Hanover State Opera. Further roles in Hanover include Senta (Der fliegende Holländer), Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Elettra  (Idomeneo) and Leonore (Fidelio). Her first Isolde (Tristan und Isolde) she sang 2009 at Chemnitz Opera.

Besides the dramatic roles of the German repertoire she also concentrates on Italian repertoire. Roles in the last seasons in Hanover included Desdemona (Otello), Elisabetta  (Don Carlo), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) and the title roles in La Wally und Turandot.

Important projects in the season 2011/12 in Hanover were Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos and Brünnhilde in Der Ring des Nibelungen. Highlights in the 2012/13 season were the title role in Madama Butterfly and Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) at Hanover State Opera and the season opening concert with a Wagner programme at BBC Orchestra Manchester 

As guest Brigitte Hahn sang Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), Violetta (La Traviata) and Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) at Wiener Staatsoper; Contessa, Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) at Opéra de Bastille Paris; Leonore (Fidelio), Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at Semperoper Dresden; Marschallin at Scala di Milano, Donna Anna at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich; Roxane (Król Roger), Ellen Orford and Rosalinde at Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam; Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) and Helena (A Midsummernight's Dream; DVD release) at Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona; Leonora (Il Trovatore), Violetta, Konstanze and Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta (Les contes d'Hoffmann) at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Donna Anna and Alice (Robert le Diable) at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin; Tschang Haitang (Der Kreidekreis) at Opernhaus Zürich and  Elsa (Lohengrin) at Teatro Verdi Trieste.

She was a member of the Hamburg State Opera where she performed roles like Lucia di Lammermoor, Donna Anna, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Rosalinde, Mimi (La Bohème), Liù (Turandot) and Marschallin.

Roles like the title role in Norma, Armgard (Die Rheinnixen), Elisabetta in Donizettis Les Exilés en Sibérie (CD release) and Elena (La Donna del Lago) at the Festival Radio France, Montpellier show the broad diversity of the artist.

Brigitte Hahn works with important conductors like: Ingo Metzmacher, Armin Jordan, Peter Schneider, Hartmut Haenchen, Marc Minkowski, Fabio Luisi, Adam Fischer, Giuliano Carella, Stefano Ranzani, Marco Armiliato, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Philippe Jordan, Ivor Bolton and Marek Janowski.

The artist is born in Duisburg. After her studies at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, she became a member of the Landestheater Coburg and later of the Nationaltheater Mannheim.