The English-born American lyric coloratura soprano, Hannah Stephens, is a dual citizen and obtained her and her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of New Mexico, studying with Marilyn Tyler; and her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, studying with Carlos Montane. She also studied at Interlochen Arts Academy. She participated in several progerams: Interlochen Arts Camp (2003), Vianden Music Festival (2009), Opera Studio with Marilyn Tyler (2004-2008), Opera Workshop with Carol Vaness (2009, 2010), Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (2009, 2010). She also attended master-classses with Nic Muni, Erkki Korhonen, Neil Rosenshein and Lorenzo Malfatti.
Hannah Stephens is establishing herself in the San Francisco Bay area. She recently sang her debuts of Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme, and Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, with Verismo Opera. She looks forward to her upcoming roles with the company, Lucy in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Telephone and Oscar in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera. Her recent performances as Nettie in Carousel received high praises from audience members and critics alike. Miss Stephens is also working on several new music projects, working with composers including Richard Evans, Matthew Owens, and J.J. Hollingsworth.
Hannah Stephens has sung with several Bay area companies, inluding West Bay Opera, Pocket Opera, and Spreckels Performing Arts Center. Other highlights of her recent operatic career were the role of Nella (Gianni Schicchi) with the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and Zerlina in in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni and Susanna in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, which she performed in Weimar, Germany. She was selected by the opera department of the Jacobs School to sing both Königen der Nacht arias from W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, in educational publicity concerts in Bloomington, Indiana.
Hannah Stephens has performed as the soprano soloist in numerous concerts, including Strauss' Vier Letze Lieder, Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras. She performed the USA premiere of Lorenzo Palomo’s Mi jardín solitario.