“Even behind a veil, Brammer’s voice shimmers and glows as she prays “O Dieu Brahma,” displaying flexibility throughout her range.” Hanna was praised for her role debut as Leïla in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers earlier this year with Sarasota Opera. “Brammer serves a consistent vocal splendor.” -Gayle Williams, 2022.
Praised by Opera News as “Magnificent” for her portrayal of Pamina in 2019, Hanna has portrayed many of opera’s most beloved soprano roles. Her performance repertoire includes: Nedda (Pagliacci), Violetta (La Traviata), Musetta (La bohème), Gilda (Rigoletto), Leïla (The Pearl Fishers), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Michaëla (Carmen), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Nuri (Tiefland), Woglinde (Das Rheingold), Sofia (Il Signor Bruschino), Giulia (La scala di seta), Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), and Mabel (The Pirate of Penzance).
After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York, and a Masters Degree from Indiana University, Hanna made her professional debut as Rose Maurrant in Opera North’s production of Street Scene. Since then, she has gone on to sing leading roles with Sarasota Opera, Nashville Opera, Opera Tampa, Mississippi Opera, Opera Memphis, Festival Amadeus, Indianapolis Opera, Opera North, St. Petersburg Opera, Opera Project Columbus, Painted Sky Opera, and Wichita Grand Opera.
Hanna has received several awards and scholarships; she won First Prize in Opera Tampa’s 2019 D’Angelo Young Artist Vocal Competition, and has been a semi finalist in the Premiere Vocal 2021 competition, the Mildred Miller 2018 Vocal competition, and the 2015 Hans Gabor Belvedere competition in Amsterdam. She has received scholarships from the Sarasota Opera Guild, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Manhattan School of Music, and was also in a commercial that aired nationally for Indiana University. Recently, Hanna was featured in an Emmy-nominated PBS special about the pandemic’s impact on the arts and opera.
Upcoming engagements include role debuts with two familiar companies; Hanna will return to Sarasota Opera in the Fall to sing the role of Carolina in Cimarosa’s comedy Il matrimonio segreto, and then to St. Petersburg Opera as Marzelline, in Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio.