Temple Hammen, lyric soprano and second-year graduate student at Mannes School of Music, is currently in preparation for the roles of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Zerlina in Don Giovanni for Mannes Opera’s Da Ponte Project. This fall, Ms. Hammen will perform select arias from St. Matthew Passion for the Mannes Sounds Festival.
Temple Hammen was granted a Professional Fellowship at SongFest to perform the world premier of Sheila Silver’s On Trees Commission. She was to make her Lincoln Center debut in Steve Reich’s Tehillim, and was to cover the role of Dafne in La Dafne at Mannes Opera. These opportunities were cancelled due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
Ms. Hammen received the Liebergesell Foundation Grant to study in France with Class Lyric Arts, where she performed scenes as Ophélie in Hamlet and Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict. She has also performed Filia in Jephta, Iolanthe in Iolanthe, Un Patré in L’enfant Et Les Sortileges, Una Conversa in Suor Angelica, and scenes as Manon in Manon.
As an avid oratorio and concert soloist, Ms. Hammen has been seen in Serenade to Music at Spoleto Festival USA, Choral Fantasy with Westminster Choir College, as well as Vesperae Solennes and Wachet Auf with Calvary Episcopal Church. Ms. Hammen performed in the first American production of Lachenmann’s The Little Match Girl at Spoleto Festival USA.
Ms. Hammen received her Bachelor of Music at Westminster Choir College, and she is now attending Mannes School of Music for her Masters degree and is a student of Diana Soviero.