Meet the soloists: Hannah Dahlenburg

Melbourne based Australian – Canadian soprano Hannah Dahlenburg completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Honours at The Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne in 2010.

Hannah’s operatic roles include: Queen of the Night, First Lady, Second Lady and Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; Diane in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld; Daughter Anne in Glass/Moran’s The Juniper Tree; Proserpina and La Musica Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo; Diane in Actéon by Charpentier; Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell.

In 2012 Hannah was a Principal Artist with the Opera Australia Oz Opera Schools Company, performing The Magic Flute as the Queen of the Night, Lady and Papagena. After joining the Salzburg Festival in August 2013 in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream under Conductor Ivor Bolton, Hannah has returned to Opera Australia as a Principal Artist in 2014 to perform Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute in Sydney and First Lady in The Magic Flute at Opera on the Beach before touring both roles with Opera Australia On Tour.

She has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including: Second in the North-western Regional Finals of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2013; The Leverhulme Royal Northern College of Music Award and Christine Leaves Award as a Finalist in the Australian Singing Competition 2013; the Encouragement Award in the prestigious 2011 Herald Sun Aria Finals; Scholarships in 2011 and 2012 from Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust including the Mel and Nina Waters Scholarship. Hannah was also a Finalist in the 2013 Opera Foundation Australia German Opera Scholarship.

Hannah has also been a soloist for La Compañia, the Box Hill Chorale and Melbourne University Choral Society with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra 21, Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival 2012, Maroondah Symphony Orchestra, the Heidelberg Choral Society and Heidelberg Symphony, Monash Chorale, Monash University Choral Society, Ballarat Symphony Orchestra, Trinity College Choir Melbourne, Hallelujah Junction and the Consort of Melbourne.

©Hannah Dahlenburg 2014.