Hannah Celeste Lu
Hannah received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Rice University and her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN. Her favorite opera roles include Gretel, Calisto, Pamina, Adina, and Anicia Eritea in the U.S. premiere of Cavalli’s Eliogabalo with the Aspen Music Festival. For her work in Eliogabalo, ‘Opera News Magazine’ wrote that her “pliable, floating voice was ideal for the role of Eritea.” She loves concert work, and has been soprano soloist multiple times with the South Dakota Symphony, as well as Houston’s Masterworks Chorus, the Houston Chamber Choir, and Cantare Houston. Hannah was the soprano in HGO’s educational outreach program, “Opera to Go,” for four seasons. She has been a member of the HGO Chorus for seven seasons and was a member of the Houston Chamber Choir for four seasons.
Recent appearances with Mercury include Mozart’s Requiem, A Mexican Baroque Christmas, An Early English Christmas, A French Baroque Christmas and Bach’s Christmas Magnificat.