BIOGRAPHY

The mezzo-soprano Hanna Larissa Naujoks was born in Villingen in the Black Forest. She is praised above all for her "warm, seductive timbre" (Opera Online), her "voice rich in overtones and carrying" and her "convincing and committed performance on stage" (Olyrix).

She began the 2022/23 season as Wellgunde (Das Rheingold) and Rossweiße (Die Walküre) in Wagner's "Ring" at the Oldenburgischen Staatstheater and as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier at the Opéra Grand Avignon. Prior to that, she most recently made guest appearances at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck as Charlotte in Werther, as Hänsel at the Theater Hagen and made her successful debut as Lucretia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia at the Staatstheater Nürnberg.

She has been working as a freelancer since 2017 and was initially engaged as cover for the Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Glyndebourne Festival. At the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin she made guest appearances as Octavian, Orfeo in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, Hänsel and Bersi (Andrea Chenier) and sang the Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen) at the Theater Koblenz.

From 2012 to 2017 she was a permanent member of the ensemble at the Staatsoper Hannover, where she performed many important roles in her fach: Charlotte, Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito), Hänsel, Olga (Eugen Onegin), Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Marchesa Melibea (Il Viaggio à Reims), Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), Mercédès, Meg Page, Babette (The English Cat), Page (Salome) and the children's play Gold by Leonard Evers.

She has also sung Zulma (L'Italiana in Algeri) at the Dresden Semperoper, the First Maid (Elektra) at the Oper Köln, Ramiro (La Finta Gardiniera) at the Wuppertaler Bühnen, the Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen) and Fjodor (Boris Godunow) at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and she has been a guest at the theatres in Aachen, Kassel, Braunschweig, Dortmund and Würzburg.

She received her training at the music academies in Nuremberg and Hanover. She also attended master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Kiri Te Kanawa, Hans- Peter Blochwitz and Julie Kaufmann.

Immediately after her studies she was a member of the International Opera Studio of the Oper Köln. Hanna Larissa Naujoks is a prize-winner of the singing competition of the Schlossoper Haldenstein in Switzerland, as well as a scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation "Live Music Now" Franken and the Richard Wagner Association Hanover.