BIOGRAPHYGerman mezzosoprano Hanna Larissa Naujoks was a soloist at the Staatsoper Hannover from 2012 to 2017. Since summer 2017 she has been working 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.
In the season 18/19 she will make her role debut as Octavian at the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin.
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.