Hanna-Elisabeth Müller studied with Rudolf Piernay with whom she still closely collaborates. The multi award winning soprano fine-tuned her skills later in masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Julia Varady, Elly Ameling and Thomas Hampson.

In 2014, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller achieved her international breakthrough at the Salzburg Opera Festival with her sensational debut as Zdenka alongside Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson under the baton of Christian Thielemann and, shortly afterwards, was distinguished by German magazine Opernwelt as ‘Young Artist of the Year’. From 2012 to 2017, she was a member of the Bavarian State Opera. She is still staying in close relation with the house, last season she toured with the Bavarian State Opera to Japan (Pamina) and to Carnegie Hall New York (Sophie, Rosenkavalier) with Kirill Petrenko.

Lately one opera house debut followed the other: In 2017 she sang as Marzelline in Jürgen Flimm’s Fidelio for the first time at the MET in New York. Shortly after she made both a role and house debut at the Scala in Milan as Donna Anna in Robert Carson’s production of Don Giovanni. This was followed in 2018 by her debut at the Opera Zurich as Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo. This season she returns to the Scala as Sandrina in a new production of Mozart’s Finta Giardiniera by Frederic Wake-Walker under the baton of Diego Fasolis. Beginning of 2019 she is back at Munich State Opera as Zdenka (including a guest performance at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris), Marzelline and Donna Anna. At Hamburg State Opera she makes her role debut as Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. At the end of the season 2018/2019 she debuts at Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Susanna in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro with Christian Gerhaher in the title role under John Eliot Gardiner.

The versatile singer is a regular guest on the concert stage. Her concert appearances in this season include Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder with Berlin Philharmonic under Paavo Järvi as well as with Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under Kirill Petrenko. Lately she also appeared with Bilbao Orkestra, Orchestre de Paris or WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne, and already last season with Berlin Philharmonic (Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem). Not to forget her spectacular stepping in at the opening concerts of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in 2017.

With her long-term piano partner Juliane Ruf, she makes this autumn her lied debut at La Scala in Milan and at Wigmore Hall London. They have already appeared at major recital venues before, a. o. Heidelberger Frühling, Festival RheinVokal, Philharmonie Cologne, Schubertiada Vilabertran, Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid and deSingel Antwerp. In summer 2017 she released her first CD recital Traumgekrönt with songs by Strauss, Berg and Schönberg.

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