Next up in our cast introductions is a second member of the Nietzsche family — Fritz’s younger sister Elisabeth. Hannah Gruendemann plays this smart and determined woman who seizes the opportunity to shape Nietzsche’s legacy and achieve personal prestige through her alliances with the rising anti-Semitic German nationalist movement.
Hannah is a singer, actress, and composer based in New England. An alto who sings classical to contemporary, musical theater to chamber choir, she recently graduated from Williams College, where she performed musical theater roles such as Marya Dmitriyevna (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1912) and Mrs. Anderssen (A Little Night Music), and opera roles such as Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus). Her compositions have premiered at N.E.O. Voice Festival, I/O New Music Festival, and Williams College. Hannah is in the midst of composing a new musical.