Hannah gained her degree in Music and Dance Education from Keele University, her Licentiate from the Royal Academy of Music and continues to study with Jeffrey Talbot. She joined D’Oyly Carte in 1998 as Principal Understudy for their West End productions and recordings of Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore, and has performed many G&S principal roles. Most recently Hannah has appeared as Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Pamina (Magic Flute),Susanna (Marriage of Figaro), Musetta (La Boheme), Frasquita (Carmen),Antonia (Tales of Hoffman) and delighted to be involved in new works, has created the role of Venus in the Premier of “Spem” by Joe St Johanser;Marie Therese in the commissioned work by Darrell Davison for Sevenoaks Symphony Choir and Orchestra, with Keel Watson and was the soprano soloist in the London Premier of Carter’s “Horizons”. Other roles include Frasquita (Carmen), Kate Pinkerton (Mme Butterfly), and Shepherd Boy (Tosca) for European Chamber Opera; Despina and Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Opera del Mar and for the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company at the Buxton Festival. She has also sung Nella (Gianni Schicci), the title role in Patience, Yum Yum, the Plaintiff (Trial by Jury), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Lucy (Menotti’s The Telephone) and Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne).This spring Hannah featured as soprano soloist with Ensemble Lumiere at the BBC Maida Vale studios, in a CD of another new work by St Johanser, “Goblin Fruit”.
Hannah is a regular oratorio and concert soloist and has toured the International Festivals with many groups among them the Ambrosian Singers, Opera International and the Hanover Band. She has also recorded as a soloist for the Australian Broadcasting Commission at the Sydney Opera House. Closer to home venues for concert and oratorio have included St.John’s Smith Square, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Barbican in performances of the Mozart Mass in C minor, the Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle, and the Haydn Imperial Nelson Mass.
Also involved in Music Education as a singing teacher, choir coach and animateur, Hannah presents opera and singing workshops with Opera d’Amici* Education Outreach, promoting the revival of singing in schools. In June she directed the KMAS Infant Music Festival for the eighth consecutive year, involving over a thousand children at the Rose Theatre. Hannah is Artistic Director for www.banjostheatreclass.co.uk
Hannah has been invited to sing Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate in Worcester and Fiordiligi agin, this time for Cameo Opera, and will be touring a recital of Shakespeare in Song along with Judith Buckle and Ken Roberts. She continues to promote Opera d'Amici* Opera Entertainment as a versatile and experienced group of friendly opera and concert singers.