B i o g r a p h y
Hannah Shanefield is a young singing actress with a silvery timbre well suited for a variety of lyric and coloratura repertoire. Boston-based, she has sung with NEMPAC Opera Project, Opera Connecticut, Hartford Opera Theater, Analog by Choice, Due Donne Productions, and Opera on Tap New Hampshire. Her operatic roles include Diana (La Calisto), Gilda (Rigoletto), the titular role in The Cunning Little Vixen, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Madame Herz (The Impresario), Jenny (Rorem's Three Sisters Who Aren't Sisters), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and the Sandman/Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel).
A diverse repertory enthusiast, Hannah is passionate about championing new music, particularly that of women. Equally as enthusiastic about concert works, she has recently performed the soprano solos in Chichester Psalms at Yale University's legendary Woolsey Hall, Mozart's Requiem, and Dubois's Seven Last Words of Christ.
A native of suburban Philadelphia, Hannah received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory in 2020, studying with Karen Holvik. In 2018, she completed her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with a minor in Music History at the Hartt School, studying with Maureen O'Flynn. Additionally, she studied as a Young Artist at the CoOPERAtive program in 2016.
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