Samantha Hankey is praised as “luscious” and “dazzling” by Opera News. In the 2018/19 season, Samantha made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Pantalis Mefistofele, returning throughout the year in Adriana Lecouvreur, Carmen, Das Rheingold, Götterdämmerung, and Rigoletto. She will also make her debut at Opernhaus Zürich as Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro. Highlights of Samantha’s 2017/18 season included acclaimed role debuts as both Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia at Den Norske Opera and Siébel Faust at Grand Théâtre de Genève and her Carnegie Hall debut in Handel’s Messiah. A winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council auditions, Samantha’s many other accolades include First Prize in the inaugural Glyndebourne Cup and both Second Prize and the Birgit Nilsson Prize at Operalia.