British mezzo soprano Hanna-Liisa Kirchin is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and English National Opera’s Opera Works programme. She is an alumnus of the National Opera Studio and studies with soprano Nelly Miricioiu.
In the current season Hanna-Liisa makes her debut with Welsh National Opera as Woodpecker The Cunning Little Vixen for Welsh National Opera, and performs Siébel Faust and Mère Marie Dialogues des Carmélites with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Zapopan in Mexico.
Recent highlights include Flora in a new production of La traviata for the Nederlandse Reisopera; Mayor's Wife Jenůfa and Wowkle La fanciulla del West for Grange Park Opera; Ruggiero Alcina and Orfeo Orfeo ed Euridice for Longborough Festival Opera; Kate Pinkerton for Iford Arts; and her international debut as Fidalma Il matrimonio segreto in a co-production between the Dutch National Opera, Nederlandse Reisopera and Opera Zuid.
Operatic roles include Angelina La Cenerentola, Sesto La clemenza di Tito, Mercédès Carmen, Mrs Herring Albert Herring, Xerxes Xerxes, Penelope Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, and Masha Paradise Moscow; Old Nog in Stephen McNeff’s Tarka the Otter (Buxton International Festival); 3rd Wild Goose/Poppet Paul Bunyan (British Youth Opera); and Ensemble Orfeo (Bayerische Staatsoper). Roles understudied include Arsace Partenope (English National Opera); Tisbe La Cenerentola and Hélène War and Peace (Welsh National Opera); and Varvara Káťa Kabanová (Scottish Opera).