American soprano, Hanna Brammer Dillon, is quickly establishing herself as a sought-after talent within the opera world.
Early this year Hanna performed with Sarasota Opera as a member of their Studio Artist Program, during which she covered the role of Fiora in Montemezzi's L'Amore Dei Tre Re. Hanna also made her company debut with Mississippi Opera as Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, and most recently, Hanna performed the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Salt Marsh Opera.
Upcoming engagements include Hanna's return to Sarasota Opera as a Studio Artist for their 2017 Fall Season, where she will be covering the role of Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, she will also return to Sarasota as a Principal Artist during their upcoming Winter Season, debuting in the role of Micaëla in Carmen, and also performing in Eugen d'Albert's opera, Tiefland as Nuri. Hanna will also be performing with the Glacier Symphony for their Mozart Festival, singing the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte this summer.
In 2016 Hanna originate the role of Penelope in the World Premier of Happy Birthday, Wanda June with Indianapolis Opera. She also performed with Sarasota Opera as an Apprentice Artist, covering the role of Norina in Don Pasquale. Earlier in 2016 Hanna performed the role of Johanna in Alpine Theater Project’s production of Sweeney Todd, and made her Opera Memphis debut singing Micaëla in Peter Brook's La Tragedie de Carmen.
In the Spring of 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.
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 in La bohème, Semiramide in Semiramide, and Nella in 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. premier 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 Michigan, Hanna has gained recognition as a featured performer for Miracle Productions Theater Company. Over several seasons with Miracle, Hanna appeared as Clara in Light in the Piazza, Christine in Maury Yeston's Phantom, Prudy Pingleton in Hairspray, and as an ensemble member in The Buddy Holly Story. Hanna has also performed with the Traverse City Encore Winds Society as their featured soloist.
Hanna has received several prestigious awards and scholarships, including The Margaret and David Jacobs Fellows Scholarship from Indiana University, The Birgit Nilsson Scholarship, and Merit Scholarships from Manhattan School of Music. Hanna also competed in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Amsterdam, where she advanced as a Semi-finalist.
Hanna is currently residing in New York City.