Kimberly Hann is making a name for herself as a unique and engaging performer who is as “impressive vocally as she is dramatically”. She has been praised for her unique, warm timbre, her powerful low register and her captivating stage presence. The New York Times recently recognized her “strong” performance in Barber’s Vanessa “as [the] ailing mother, who expresses disapproval of her daughter by grimly refusing to speak." This summer Kimberly made her role debut as Carmen with The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival under the direction of Scott Skiba. Her performance was met with critical acclaim and sets her apart as a young artist to watch.
Originally from Oakton, Virginia, Kimberly recently made her German debut singing Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible at Berlin Opera Academy’s Opernfest. This past season, she made her company debut with Detroit’s Opera MODO as The Secretary in The Consul and L’opinion publique in Orpheus in the Underworld. Kimberly has also sung with the revered Sarasota Opera as an Apprentice Artist in their productions of La Traviata, Manon Lescaut, Carmen, Norma and Tiefland. She has performed with The Chautauqua Opera Company as a Studio Artist in Candide and Don Giovanni. Other recent performances include the title role in Händel’s Orlando with Cantanti Project, The Forester’s Wife (Cunning Little Vixen) with Miami Music Festival, Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) at The Castleton Festival, The Old Baroness (Vanessa) with Mannes Opera Theatre, Cecilia March (Little Women) and Muley's Wife (The Grapes of Wrath) with Northwestern University, Madame de la Haltière (Cendrillon), and Bradamante (Alcina). Kimberly has also performed as an Advanced Artist with OperaWorks and as a Young Artist at Joan Dornemann's International Vocal Arts Institute in New York City.
Kimberly loves to challenge herself with unconventional repertoire. In 2016 she presented the premiere of Season by Jihyeong Choi, a four movement atonal chamber work for clarinet and alto. In 2014 she premiered Jivin Misra's Portrait of a Man at Northwestern University. While at Mannes she sang Holofernes in Vivaldi's Juditha triumphans with the Mannes Baroque Ensemble. She was also featured in Miami Music Festival’s Zarzuela in the Summer Nights. Kimberly is also a passionate recitalist and Lieder enthusiast. She presented a program at the Afternoon of Song recital series at The Chautauqua Institution where she performed selections of Brahms Lieder, Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis and selections by Tchaikovsky.