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Boston-based soprano Hannah Shanefield earns enthusiastic acclaim on operatic, concert, and recital stages alike. Her extensive repertoire spans from Baroque to modern.

In the 2023-2024 season, Hannah looks forward to debuting the roles of Suzel (L'amico Fritz) with West End Lyric and Sophi in Brooklyn Telemann Chamber Society's film production of Telemann's rarely performed Miriways. Additionally, she will perform in West End Lyric's winter Women of Tin Pan Alley Cabaret and in a spring concert with Orchestra Without Borders.


Operatic highlights include Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Diana (La Calisto), Gilda (Rigoletto), the titular role in The Cunning Little Vixen, Madame Herz (The Impresario), Jenny (Rorem's Three Sisters Who Aren't Sisters), La Grande Prêtresse/Une Bérgère (Hippolyte et Aricie), the Sandman/Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), and Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia).

A diverse repertory enthusiast, Hannah is passionate about championing new music and the works of underrepresented composers. Recently, she has produced and performed in numerous charity concerts featuring modern works by female and queer composers. Equally as enthusiastic about concert works, she has recently performed the soprano solos in Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem, F. Couperin's Trois Leçons de Ténèbres, J.S. Bach’s BWV 150 and BWV 196, Mozart's Requiem, Dubois's Seven Last Words of Christ, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

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 graduated from The Hartt School with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with a minor in Music History, studying with Maureen Flynn and Joanna Levy.

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