In the trouser role of Ruggiero, Alcina’s latest flame, Hanna-Liisa Kirchin proved Handel’s characters are no show birds, but grown-up characters with grown-up emotions
Evening Standard (Alcina, Longborough 2016)
British Mezzo-Soprano Hanna-Liisa Kirchin trained at the National Opera Studio, ENO Opera Works and the Royal Northern College of Music, and studies with Nelly Miricioiu. 2015 included a world premiere of Nigel Osborne's Bosnian Voices with the Liverpool 10/10 ensemble, and Ensemble in Monteverdi's Orfeo (Bayerische Staatsoper).
Awards include a Miriam Licette Scholarship and the RNCM Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize. She was a Jette Parker Young Artist finalist in both 2014/15, and a 2015 Les Azuriales Young Artist.
Previously for Longborough: Ruggiero/Alcina (2016)
Recent engagements: Fidalma/Il matrimonio segreto (Dutch National Opera); Wowkle/La fanciulla del West (Grange Park Opera); Alto Soloist/Handel's Messiah (Nederlandse Reisopera)
Future engagements: Arsace (cover)/Partenope (English National Opera); The Mayor's Wife/Jenůfa (Grange Park Opera); Flora/La traviata (Nederlandse Reisopera)