Kimberly Hann

MEZZO-SOPRANO

"AMOUR VIENS AIDER MA FAIBLESSE"
Samson et Dalila
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Kimberly Hann

(She/Her) Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano Kimberly Hann is quickly establishing herself as an exciting and engaging artist in the opera world. Originally from Oakton, Virginia, Ms. Hann began her musical endeavors as a talented violinist before discovering her love of opera. She performs both Mezzo and Contralto repertoire and is a passionate advocate of artist empowerment, social justice and community engagement through the arts.

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"GIVE HIM THIS ORCHID"
The Rape of Lucretia
"I BOUGHT THIS SUITCASE IN NEW YORK"
Flight

Schedule

Carmen
Carmen

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, 2019

The Crucible
Elizabeth Proctor

Berlin Opera Academy, 2019

Dialogues of the C...
The Old Prioress

Opera MODO, 2020

Orpheus in the Und...
Public Opinion

Opera MODO, 2019

Razumov (Excerpts)
Natalia

The Christman Opera Company, 2020

The Bremen Town Mu...
Barcarolle

The Chautauqua Opera Company, 2018

Carmen
Mercedes (Cover)

Sarasota Opera, 2018

Orlando
Orlando

Cantanti Project, 2017

Vanessa
The Old Baroness

The New School, 2017

Il Postino
Donna Rosa

Chicago Opera Theater, 2021

La Hija de Rappacc...
Isabela (Cover)

Chicago Opera Theater, 2021

The Consul
Secretary

Opera MODO, 2019

Candide
Baroness (Cover)

, 2018

Little Women
Cecilia March

Northwestern University, 2014

Madama Butterfly
Suzuki

Castleton Festival, 2014

La Hija de Rappacc...
Isabela (Cover)

Chicago Opera Theater, April 2021

Il Postino
Donna Rosa

Chicago Opera Theater, April 2021

Biography


Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano Kimberly Hann is quickly establishing herself as an exciting and engaging young artist in the opera world. Ms. Hann possesses a strikingly unique instrument and specializes in low mezzo/contralto repertoire. A gifted musician, Kimberly is also passionate about sharing the art of opera both onstage and in her community.

This season, Ms. Hann is thrilled to join the roster of Chicago Opera Theater for their 20-21 digital season. Ms. Hann's recent engagements include the title role in Carmen with The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, The Old Prioress (Dialogues of the Carmelites), The Secretary (The Consul), and L'Opinion Publique (Orpheus in the Underworld), all with Opera MODO, and Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible) with Berlin Opera Academy. Other credits include the title role in Händel's Orlando, Bradamante (Alcina), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Madame de la Haltière (Cendrillon), The Old Baroness (Vanessa), and Cecilia March (Little Women). Kimberly has performed as a Young Artist with The Chautauqua Opera Company in productions of Don Giovanni, Candide, and The Bremen Town Musicians. She has also been a Resident Artist with Sarasota Opera. Ms. Hann is also an experienced Teaching Artist and voice teacher.

Kimberly is a proud alumna of Northwestern University, where she also studied Musicology, Italian, and German. She earned her Master's from The Mannes College of Music in New York City. Ms. Hann currently resides with her husband in Chicago. In her spare time she loves to practice yoga, knit, and cook fun recipes for her friends and family.

"Also strong was Kimberly Hann as Vanessa's ailing mother, who expresses disapproval of her daughter by grimly refusing to speak."
— Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

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