Samantha Hankey

Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano

Hometown: Marshfield, Massachusetts

Merola Roles: Angelina (La Cenerentola)


Schools: The Juilliard School; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Gerdine Young Artist Program 2015
Teachers:
Edith Wiens (The Juilliard School)
Major Roles or Experience: Diana (La Calisto); Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Mercédès (Carmen); Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro); Miss Todd (The Old Maid and the Thief); Filippyevna (Eugene Onegin)

Other Interests:

I first starting singing at age 6 in a local town production of Annie. I was just in the chorus of that show, but after that experience I knew that I had to keep singing and performing. I started taking voice lessons at age 7, soon followed by children's chorus and all sorts of music lessons! When I was 13 I went to Japan with the Boston Children’s Chorus! Last summer I spent ten weeks in Germany to study language, singing, and to perform!

Cooking & baking, Photography, French bulldogs, makeup, and the German language.


Awards: The Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition, First Prize, 2017; The Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation Competition, Prize Winner, 2016; The Gerda Lissner Foundation Lieder/Song Vocal Competition, Grant, 2016; Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, 2016; The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, Grant, 2016; The Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, Third Prize, 2016; Opera Index, The Lissner Charitable Fund Award, 2015; The Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, First Place, 2011& 2015; National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts YoungArts, Silver Medal, 2011; Classical Singer (National), Second Prize, 2011; The Harvard Musical Association, Second Prize, 2011; N.A.T.S., (Boston) First Prize, 2011; The Bacardi Fallon Foundation and The Williams Chorale, Third Prize, 2011; Classical Singer (Regional), First Prize, 2010; Peter Elvins Vocal Competition, Second Prize, 2010; N.A.T.S., (Boston) First Prize, 2008

Upcoming: The Juilliard School: Agrippina (Agrippina), Varvara (Katya Kabanova), Den Norske Opera & Ballett: Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia)