Hannah Alexandra Noyes is a budding soprano with interests in Romantic opera, rarely-performed repertoire, and new music. This season, she made her Peabody Opera Theatre debut in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi and in Bernstein's MASS under the direction of Marin Alsop.
An advocate for contemporary classical music, Hannah has been a vocalist in four world premiers. She is currently part of Peabody Conservatory’s Opera Etudes program where she performed in previews for new vocal works, including a monodrama for soprano during the fall of 2018. She will be creating the role of the Younger Brother in A Madman’s Diary by Jun An Chew in April 2019.
During the 2017-2018 season, Hannah appeared in the inaugural season of the Concordia Opera as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, where she also performed in scenes from Falstaff (Alice Ford) and Candide (Cunegonde). That summer, Hannah attended SongFest in Los Angeles as a Colburn Fellow where she was featured in recital performing Arnold Schoenberg’s Brettl-lieder.
She has also been seen on stage in Italy at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in scenes as Violetta in La Traviata and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and at the Torre dei Calzolari in Gubbio as Contessa Almaviva in Figaro. At W. Stephen Smith’s Naked Voice Institute, Hannah portrayed the partial role of Zdenka from Strauss’s Arabella. In concert, Hannah was the guest soprano soloist in Schubert's Mass in G with the Staples-Motley High School Orchestra in Staples, MN.
Hannah received her Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where she studied with Anne Jennifer Nash. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Vocal Performance at Johns Hopkins University-Peabody Institute under the guidance of Ah Young Hong.
Since I was a child, I have been creating music in some form or another whether it was playing the violin in youth orchestra or singing in a children’s choir. Gradually music became my safe haven during the awkward years of middle school and the difficulties of multiple surgeries and friend problems during high school. Opera became a place for me to see my life on stage whether in reality or in satire. The more I sang, the closer I felt connected to the world around me and the world within me.
I hope that the music I bring off the page can enable my audiences to connect to their emotions and the people that surround them. It is my belief that music brings humans closer together and gives us an outlet with which to be honest with ourselves and each other. In a world polarized by a lack of communication, I want my music to bring connection with others, emotional release, and a space within which we can be ourselves.