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B i o g r a p h y

Boston-based soprano Hannah Shanefield earns enthusiastic acclaim on operatic, concert, and recital stages alike. Her extensive repertoire spans from Baroque to modern. Recently, she has sung with Boston Festival Orchestra, Opera Connecticut, NEMPAC Opera Project, Hartford Opera Theater, Brooklyn Telemann Chamber Society, Due Donne Productions, Analog by Choice, and Opera on Tap New Hampshire.


Favorite operatic roles 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), and the Sandman/Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel).

A diverse repertory enthusiast, Hannah is passionate about championing new music and the works of underrepresented composers. In June 2022, she co-organized a charity chamber recital featuring the works of LGBTQ+ composers, including song cycles by Britten, Higdon, and the premieres of contemporary composers. Equally as enthusiastic about concert works, she has recently performed the soprano solos in F. Couperin's Trois Leçons de Ténèbres, J.S. Bach’s BWV 150 and BWV 196, Mozart's Requiem, 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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