Hanna-Elisabeth Müller studied under Rudolf Piernay at the University of Music Mannheim, with whom she continues to work closely, following her graduation as a soloist. She applied the finishing touches to her training by attending master classes by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Julia Varady, Edith Wiens, Elly Ameling, Thomas Hampson and Wolfram Rieger. Following first guest performances as Eurydike in Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice at the Kammeroper Rheinsberg – ‘Eurydice outclassed everyone else in stage presence: With her clear, yet expressive soprano, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller created the most touching moments of the evening’ Opernglas, June 2010 – she was a member of the Bavarian State Opera’s studio during the 2010/11 season. In March 2012 she had her debut as Pamina at the Teatro dell’opera di Roma. Since the 2012/13 season she has been a member of the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera, where she could be seen in parts including Pamina, Zerlina or as Gretel in a new production of Hänsel und Gretel . At the end of her first season she received the Festival Award of the Society of Sponsorship of the Munich Opera Festival for her numerous performances. More debuts are waiting for Hanna-Elisabeth Müller in her second season: as The Guardian of the Threshold in Frau ohne Schatten under the direction of the new music director-general Kirill Petrenko, as Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito and as Princess and Dwarf in L’enfant et les Sortilèges (under Martin Brabbins). In 2014 she has her debut at the Salzburg Easter Festival, where she can be seen as Zdenka in a new production of Richard Strauss’s Arabella, alongside Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson, under the direction of Christian Thielemann. The versatile young soprano is also a regular performer in recitals and concerts, if her busy opera activity leaves her enough time. Her concert repertoire reaches from Bach’s secular cantatas to The Creation by Haydn to Beethoven’s Missa solemnis or Mahler’s Symphony No 4, all of which she performed at the Ansbach Bach week, with the RIAS Kammerchor, on tours with the Orchestre des Champs Elysées under Philippe Herreweghe, the Oregon Bach Festival under Helmuth Rilling and at the European Music Festival in Stuttgart under Michael Sanderling. In April 2013 she sang with Robin Ticciati and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for the first time (Bruckner’s Mass in F minor – this was also recorded on CD for Tudor). In the autumn of 2014 she will take on the solo part in Brahm’s Requiem with the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jukka Pekka Saraste. Following her debut recital at the Heidelberg Spring in 2011, she collaborated with the renowned accompanist Wolfram Rieger at the Schubertiade Vilabertran for the first time. Further recitals took her to the Schwetzinger Festival with Juliane Ruf, to the Cologne Philharmonic and to De Singel in Antwerp. Hanna-Elisabeth Müller has been the SWR2 New Talent since early 2013; this is the new official programme to promote young talent on the part of the broadcaster, which will accompany her for the next three years.