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Hanne Fischer

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Mezzo-soprano Hanne Fischer graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1993. Following her debut at the Royal Danish Opera in 1992, she became a soloist at the Kiel Opera in 1993 and remained there until 1997. Since then Hanne Fischer has been a member of the Royal Danish Opera’s soloist ensemble and has sung a vast repertoire for her voice, including Mozart’s Sextus in Titus, Bizet’s Carmen , Sister Helen Prejean in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Blanca in The Extermination Angel by Adès. More recently she has taken on Wagnerian roles, including Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, Fricka in Das Rheingold and Walküre and Waltraute in Götterdämmerung. Hanne Fischer is admired for her role interpretations, characterized by an intense musical presence. Throughout her career, she has worked with several of Europe’s great directors, conductors and orchestras, including at the Glyndebourne Festival, Staatsoper Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg, Théatre des Champs-Elysées, the opera houses of Antwerp and Strasbourg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berliner Philharmonie, Salle Pleyel in Paris and at the Barbican Hall in London. Hanne Fischer has recorded many CDs for Dacapo Records, for example with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Danish Orchestra. With the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin she has recorded Léhar’s opera Tatjana under the direction of Michail Jurowski. Hanne Fischer has been awarded several prizes and scholarships. In 2015, she was decorated with the Order of Dannebrog.

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