Hannah Dahlenburg

Hannah Dahlenburg

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

thrilling and beautiful
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«“ The performance of Hannah Dahlenburg as Lucia was superb, her unforced voice ranging widely, never faltering in a splendid “mad scene”. Her duets displayed stamina and versatility…»
Elizabeth Ruthven – The Mercury, Tasmania (2016)
«the arias by the Queen of the Night, thrilling and beautiful under Hannah Dahlenburg’s masterful execution.»
Suzy Wrong for SuzieGoesSee (2016)
«New to me was Hannah Dahlenburg as the Queen of the Night who had agility, precision in the upper range and well-finished top f's and d's to carry off this characters two demanding arias with aplomb.»
Peter McCallum for Sydney Morning Herald (2016)
2018Mozart: Der SchauspieldirektorMadame Herz
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2017Schubert: Mass No. 2 D. 167, G majorSoprano
2016Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLucia di Lammermoor
2016Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraOscar
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigen der Nacht
2016Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBlonde
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigen der Nacht
2015Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Dame
2015Penderecki: Symphony No.7 Seven Gates of JerusalemSoprano soloist 1
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2014Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Dame
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht


Australian- Canadian Soprano Hannah Dahlenburg is a regular guest artist for Opera Australia performing Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (2016, 2015, 2014) and 'nailing every note of the famous aria with startling accuracy and clarity, whilst striding the stage with confidence and flair’ (Arts Review, 2014) as Queen of the Night and First Lady for their highly acclaimed Regional Touring (2015, 2014) and Opera on the Beach (2014).

Hannah’s operatic roles include: Queen of the Night, First Lady, Second Lady and Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor; Oscar in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera; Diane in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld; Daughter Anne in Glass/Moran’s The Juniper Tree; La Musica in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo; Diane in Actéon by Charpentier; Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell.

She joined Opera Australia in 2012 as a Principal Artist with the Schools Company, performing The Magic Flute as the Queen of the Night, Lady and Papagena before performing in the Salzburg Festival in August 2013 in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream under Conductor Ivor Bolton, currently out on DVD.Hannah has also been a soloist for many Australian ensembles including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, La Compañia, the Box Hill Chorale and Melbourne University Choral Society with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Consort of Melbourne. Her concert repertoire includes: Handel Messiah, Bach Johannes-Passion and Coffee Cantata (BWV 211), Brahms Requiem, Mozart Mass in C Minor, Vesperae Solemnis de Confessore, Requiem, Exultate Jubilate and Orff Carmina Burana.

She has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including: Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship 2015,2016; Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant 2014; PPCA Performers Trust Grant 2014; 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.

In 2015 Hannah completed a Masters of Music at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester as a Leverhulme Arts Scholar, awarded as part of the 2013 IFAC Australian Singing Competition was a ‘thrilling’ (Guardian, June 2015) soloist for the UK premiere of Penderecki Symphony No. 7: Seven Gates of Jerusalem, conducted by the composer.  She completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Honours at the Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne in 2010.©Hannah Dahlenburg 2016. 


"Singing beautifully, and maintaining an attractive sparkle in her eye, it is disappointing that more is not seen and heard of Dahlenburg, as the role of Blonde peters out as the opera progresses.”Simon Parris - Man in Chair (Blonde: The Abduction from the Seraglio - Melbourne Opera 2016 ) 

"Hannah Dahlenburg sings exquisitely in this role, gracing the high F notes with apparent ease, with ethereal results for the audience ear.”Emily Richardson for Upstaged Reviews (Queen of the Night: The Magic Flute - Opera Australia 2016) 

"Dahlenburg puts on such a wonderful vocal you almost wish the story turns out differently for her character. "Brodie Paparella for Broadway World (Queen of the Night: The Magic Flute - Opera Australia 2016) 

"Hannah Dahlenburg was chilling and thrilling as Queen Of The Night, at times in Act 1 in white and for the Act 2 showstopper scene wearing fiery red."Lynne Lancaster for Sydney Arts Guide (Queen of the Night: The Magic Flute - Opera Australia 2016)
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor Madame Herz 24 hours Gertrude Opera 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht Immediately Longborough Festival Opera 2017
Schubert: Mass No. 2 D. 167, G major Soprano St Francis Church, Melbourne, Australia 2017
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Lucia di Lammermoor 1 Day Opera van Diemensland 2016
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Oscar No XL Arts Inc. 2016


Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship
RNCM Leverhulme Scholar
Ian Potter cultural grant
leverhulme rncm scholarship - ifac australian singing competition
dame nellie melba trust scholar
dame nellie melba trust scholar
PPCA Performers trust grant