The Slave | The Librettist



Librettist HANNAH MCDERMOTT currently works at the Metropolitan Opera and was formerly a Dramaturg Associate with American Lyric Theater, an organization committed to the development of new operatic works. As a librettist, McDermott completed two one-act operas for Opera Lab at The Juilliard School—a program she assisted in launching. She received a Master of Philosophy with distinction from the University of Oxford as well as a Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School with a focus in vocal performance. Some of her favorite projects while at Juilliard included participating in The New York Festival of Song and playing Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief. She continued to perform at Oxford, soloing with the Oxford University Philharmonic and portraying the role of Eurydice in Harrison Birtwistle’s The Corridor. Hannah has composed program notes for Santa Fe Opera, Opera Saratoga, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.