American soprano, Hanna Brammer Dillon, is quickly establishing herself as a sought after talent within the opera world. Known for the bell-like, silver quality of her tone and warm middle voice, Brammer is perfectly suited for lyric-coloratura repertoire.
This year Hanna will cover the role of Norina in Sarasota Opera's company premier of Don Pasquale. Hanna also made her Opera Memphis debut as Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen this Spring.
Earlier this year Hanna sang the role of Johanna in Alpine Theater Project’s production of Sweeney Todd. 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 recently competed in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Amsterdam, where she advanced as a Semi-finalist.