BIOGRAPHYThe mezzo-soprano Hanna Larissa Naujoks comes from Villingen in the Black Forest. In February 2021 she will debut at the Staatstheater Nürnberg in the title role of Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia". Prior to this, she made her successful role debut at the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin in 2019 as Octavian and Gluck's Orfeo. She also gave guest performances in Schwerin as Hänsel and Bersi. Her debut in Wagner's "Ring" at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, planned for 2020, unfortunately had to be postponed due to Covid19.
She was a soloist at the Staatsoper Hannover from 2012 to 2017. Since the summer of 2017 she has worked as a freelancer and covered the role of the Komponist in “Ariadne auf Naxos” at the Glyndebourne Festival.
Subsequently she returned to the Staatsoper Hannover to perform the roles of Page (“Salome”) and Hänsel before she was invited to sing the Fox (“The Cunning Little Vixen”) at the Theater Koblenz in a new production.
Her roles in Hannover have included Charlotte in “Werther”, Dorabella in “Così fan tutte”, Cherubino in “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Annio in “La Clemenza di Tito”, Hänsel in “Hänsel und Gretel”, Olga in “Eugen Onegin”, Hermia in Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Marchesa Melibea in Rossini’s “Il Viaggio à Reims”, Lola in “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Mercédès in “Carmen”, Meg Page in “Falstaff”, Babette in Henze’s “The English Cat”, second wood sprite in “Rusalka” and Annina in “La Traviata”.
She has worked as a guest in various German theatres: she sang Zulma in “L’Italiana in Algeri” at the Semperoper Dresden, Erste Magd in “Elektra” at Oper Köln, Olga (“Eugen Onegin”) and Princess Rosemarie (“The Duchess of Chicago”) at the Staatstheater Kassel, Ramiro in “La Finta Gardiniera” in Wuppertal, Fox in “The Cunning Little Vixen” and Fjodor in “Boris Godunow” at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. Other houses where she has sung include Dortmund, Aachen, Braunschweig, Oldenburg and Würzburg.
She studied in Nuremberg and Hannover and participated in masterclasses with Brigitte Fassbaender, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Hans-Peter Blochwitz and Julie Kaufmann. After finishing her studies she went straight into the International Opera Studio of the Cologne Opera from 2008-10.
Hanna Larissa Naujoks won the 1st prize at the International Singing Competition “Schlossoper Haldenstein” in Switzerland. She was also awarded a scholarship by the Yehudi-Menuhin-Stiftung “Live Music Now” Franken and the Richard-Wagner-Verband Hannover. Her concert repertoire includes Bach’s St. John’s Passion, Dvořák’s Requiem, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and song cycles by Mahler, Brahms, Ravel, de Falla and Schumann.