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Born in South Wales, mezzo soprano Hannah Beynon currently lives in London and has recently completed her Masters in Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Professor Susan McCulloch, supported by The South Square Trust.
Hannah first moved to London in 2005 to study music at Royal Holloway, University of London, graduating with a BMus (Hons) in 2008. After graduating, Hannah completed the Birkbeck Certificate in Continuing Education Opera Studies. In Birkbeck opera scenes, she performed the roles of The Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Leonore (Fidelio) and Sonya (War and Peace).
Hannah is a regular performer on both the concert and opera stage and enjoys performing a wide variety of roles. In concert, she has appeared as a soloist in Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Rutter’s Gloria and Carter’s Musick’s Jubilee. With the National Youth Choir of Wales, she has been broadcast of BBC Radio 3 and performed Mahler’s second symphony as part of the Welsh Proms in Cardiff. With Welsh National Youth Opera, Hannah has performed in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and was a member of the semi-chorus and a soloist in the world premiere productions of A Tailor’s Daughter by Brian Irvine and Greg Cullen and The Sleeper by Stephen Deazley and Michael Symmons Roberts.
Over the past few years, Hannah has extended her experience in opera and has performed as a soloist and chorus member with companies across the UK. These include chorus in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito with Opus opera, covering the role of Nancy in Britten's Albert Herring with Surrey Opera and more recently performing with the chorus of Garsington Opera in a gala performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, conducted by Douglas Boyd. Hannah has also worked with Opera North, joining the chorus for performances of Britten's Peter Grimes as part of the Aldeburgh Music Festival, a production which was also recorded for DVD and cinema release and later aired on BBC Channel Four.
While at Guildhall, Hannah was a member of the Guildhall Consort, conducted by Eamonn Dougan. She also performed in the Opera School's productions of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (chorus and Second Bridesmaid cover) and Jonathan Dove's Pinocchio (chorus). In Guildhall Opera scenes, she performed the roles of Radamisto (Radamisto), Woodland Voice (Hansel and Gretel) and Aloes (L'etoile). In masterclass, Hannah has worked with Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Professor Susan McCulloch, Susan Bullock, Mary King and Peter Sellars.
Hannah is also a keen advocate for new music and has co-founded two contemporary music ensembles; ensemble Harmonie du Soir which performs works for voice, viola and piano, and Percanto, a new duo for voice and percussion. She has also recently set up a female opera quartet, performing a wide range of repertoire from barbershop to classical arrangements, and almost anything and everything in between.
Most recently, Hannah joined The National Portrait Gallery Choir in a semi-staged performance at Latitude Music Festival and has since become a Principal Singer with the company. Forthcoming engagements include a production run on 'Handel and the First Messiah' at Shakespeare's Globe, and a return to Latitude Festival.
As well as performing on the concert and opera stage, last year Hannah had the honour of singing the British National Anthem at Wembley Stadium ahead of the 2015 Championship Play-Off finals and is thrilled to announce that she will be returning to Wembley again later this year.
Hannah is currently working with Hampstead Garden Opera in performances of Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci at Jacksons Lane Theatre.
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