Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller is considered one of the leading song and concert interpreters of our time and is also celebrated on the opera stage. The soprano celebrated her international breakthrough as Zdenka in Richard Strauss’ Arabella under the baton of Christian Thielemann at the 2014 Salzburg Easter Festival, for which she was voted “Young Artist of the Year” by Opernwelt magazine. She is a regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses and festivals such as the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Dresden Semperoper, the Teatro alla Scala, the Royal Opera House, the Zurich Opera House and the Salzburg Festival.
In the 2022-23 season, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller will once again demonstrate her incomparable versatility. She makes her highly anticipated debut as Wagner’s Eva in a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Vienna State Opera and returns to Vienna later in the season as Countess Almaviva in a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro. She also sings Cordelia in Reimann’s Lear in Munich and the title role in Arabella conducted by Christian Thielemann in Dresden. The sought-after concert and lied singer Hanna-Elisabeth Müller sings the Four Last Songs by Strauss with the Berlin Staatskapelle and gives concerts in Milan, Dresden and Munich, among other places.
Recent engagements include Marzelline (Fidellio) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Metropolitan Opera New York and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at La Scala, Vienna and Munich State Opera. In 2018 she made her debut at the Zurich Opera House in Mozart’s Idomeneo as Ilia and as Elettra at the Bavarian State Opera. From 2012-2016 she was a member of the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera and has been a returning guest ever since. She accompanied the Bavarian State Orchestra on tours to Japan (Pamina, The Magic Flute), to Carnegie Hall New York (Sophie, Rosenkavalier) and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.
Notable concert performances include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Sächsische Staatskapelle conducted by Christian Thielemann, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with the Orchester de Paris.L, Strauss’ Four Last Songs and Orchestral Songs with the WDR-Sinfonieorchester Köln and Christoph Eschenbach, Bergs Seven early songs with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Paavo Järvi as well as Schumann’s Faust Scenes at Daniel Harding’s opening concert with the Orchester de Paris.
As a celebrated concert interpreter, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller has made guest appearances in important houses such as La Scala in Milan, London’s Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling, Cologne Philharmonie, De Singel Antwerp, Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid, Schubertiada Vilabertran and the Rheinvokal Festival.
Hanna-Elisabeth Müller is a Pentatone exclusive artist. Her debut album Traumgekrönt was released in 2017 and contains songs by Strauss, Berg and Schönberg. Her second song album Reine de Coeur with works by Schumann, Zemlinsky and Poulenc will follow in 2020.
The soprano studied with Rudolf Piernay, with whom she still works closely today. The award-winning soprano attended master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Julia Varady, Elly Ameling and Thomas Hampson.