HANNAH HIPP (Soprano) and EMMA ABBATE (piano)
Saturday 22nd March 2025

Linlithgow Primary School


Polish lyric Mezzo Soprano Hannah Hipp sings a range of songs by, or about, women, in their original languages. Lyrics and translations will be available to all at the concert.

TICKETS HERE (available from end July): £16, U26 £6, Children free. This event is also available with our season ticket for the 8 winter 2024-25 concerts (see Membership tab).  

Clara Schumann:    Sechs Lieder, Op. 13
Robert Schumann:  Frauenliebe und Leben, Op.42
                           - Interval -
Pauline Viardot      
  • Hai Luli 
  • Havanaise   
  • Les filles de Cadix 
Francis Poulenc:     Huit Chansons Polonaises 
Amy Beach:           Three Browning Songs, Op. 44
Madeleine Dring:    From Seven Shakespeare Songs


Hannah Hipp is a former member of the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme Roles since on the mainstage include both Magdalene (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and her role debut as Hänsel in Antony McDonald’s new production of Hänsel und Gretel under Sebastian Weigle.
Elsewhere in the United Kingdom, Hanna Hipp sang her first Varvara (Katya Kabanova) for Scottish Opera, and the title role in Offenbach’s Fantasio and her first Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) both for Garsington Opera.
International debuts include Teatro Real Madrid as Frances, Countess of Essex (Gloriana) in David McVicar’s new production under Ivor Bolton, at Dutch National Opera as Ein Page in Ivo van Hove’s new production under Daniele Gatti, and both Isolier (Le Comte Ory) and Beatrice (Beatrice and Benedict) for Seattle Opera.

This season Hanna Hipp joins Welsh National Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria as Frederico Garcia Lorca in two new productions of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar and a return to the Royal Opera House for Hänsel und Gretel under Mark Wiggleswoth.

On disc, Hanna has released her debut recital album featuring the songs of Ildebrando Pizzetti with pianist Emma Abbate on Resonus Classics, garnering praise for her ​“gleaming sound and declamatory fire” (Gramophone).

Emma Abbate: 
Based in London, Emma is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and is regularly invited to teach at the Verbier Festival Academy. Following her graduation from the S. Pietro a Majella Conservatoire in Naples and an Advanced Diploma from the S. Cecilia Conservatoire in Rome, Emma studied in London with Yonty Solomon. She completed her studies with Geoffrey Pratley as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, from where she graduated with distinction. She was also awarded an Italian Literature and Culture degree cum laude from the Federico II University in Naples, and has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of her ‘significant contribution’ thus far to the music profession. 

Described as "an amazingly talented pianist" by the leading Italian magazine Musica, she has performed in duo recitals for international festivals and concert societies in Austria, Portugal, Italy, Poland and USA, and at many prestigious UK venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, St John’s Smith Square, St George’s, Bristol and at the Aldeburgh Festival. She also regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and has recently presented an episode of Inside Music.