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Hanna-Elisabeth Müller studied with Rudolf Piernay, with whom she still works closely. The multi-award-winning soprano further refined her skills in master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Julia Varady, Elly Ameling and Thomas Hampson.

In 2014, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller experienced her international breakthrough with her performance as Zdenka in Richard Strauss' Arabella alongside Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson under the baton of Christian Thielemann at the Salzburg Easter Festival, and shortly afterwards was named "Young Artist of the Year" by Opernwelt magazine. From 2012-2016 she was a member of the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera. At the 2017 Opera Festival, she bid farewell to the ensemble as the acclaimed Sophie in Strauss' Rosenkavalier, but has since remained associated with the house as a guest. She accompanied the Bavarian State Orchestra on tours to Japan (Pamina), Carnegie Hall New York (Sophie, Rosenkavalier) and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.

One major house debut followed the next: In spring 2017, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller sang Marzelline in Jürgen Flimm's Fidelio for the first time at the MET in New York. Shortly afterwards, she made her operatic and role debut as Donna Anna in Robert Carsen's Don Giovanni at La Scala in Milan, and has since appeared in the same role at the Bavarian State Opera and the Vienna State Opera. In 2018 she made her debut at Zurich Opera in Mozart's Idomeneo as Ilia. She returned to the MET in New York in early 2020, this time as Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Planned appearances as Marzelline (Fidelio) in Baden-Baden and Eva (Meistersinger) in Munich had to be cancelled in spring 2020 due to the pandemic. In the 2020/21 season she returned to the Bavarian State Opera: as Cordelia in the new production of Lear under the baton of Jukka-Pekka Saraste as well as for the first time in the role of Elettra in the Festival new production of Mozart's Idomeneo.

With her versatility, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller is a regular guest on the concert podiums. Some highlights of recent years have been Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder, once with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and Christoph Eschenbach, another time with the Zurich Tonhalleorchester under Marek Janowski or Schumann's Faustszenen at Daniel Harding's opening concert with the Orchestre de Paris. In the current season, she can be heard in Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Sächsische Staatskapelle under Christian Thielemann, with Constantinos Carydis and the Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunk in Ravel's Shéhérazade and with Britten's Les Illuminations with the Dresden Philharmonic under Marek Janowski, among others.

In the 2022/23 season, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller will return to the Vienna State Opera, where she will appear as Donna Anna as well as Eva in a new production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Countess Almaviva in a new production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro - both role debuts. In addition, after her brilliant role debut at Zurich Opera, she will now sing the title role of Richard Strauss' Arabella at the Semperoper under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann.

With her pianist Juliane Ruf, the soprano made her lied debut at La Scala Milan and London's Wigmore Hall in 2018, after the two had already performed at other important lied centres such as the Heidelberger Frühling, the Kölner Philharmonie, De Singel Antwerpen, Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid, Schubertiada Vilabertran and the Festival Rheinvokal. In 2017, her first album Traumgekrönt (belvedere) was released with songs by Strauss, Berg and Schönberg. This was followed in early 2020 by another Lied album, Reine de Coeur, with works by Schumann, Zemlinsky and Poulenc on the Pentatone label, with whom she has an exclusive agreement. Her current album Sinnbild, with orchestral songs by Richard Strauss under the musical direction of Christoph Eschenbach, was released in June 2022.

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