"Hannah Dahlenburg does a mind-blowing, window-cracking job of this as the evil mother, Queen of the Night, thrilling the audience…"
- Alicia Tripp for The Plus Ones
"Dahlenburg puts on such a wonderful vocal you almost wish the story turns out differently for her character. "
- Brodie Paparella for Broadway World
"Singing beautifully, and maintaining an attractive sparkle in her eye, it is disappointing that more is not seen and heard of Dahlenburg. "
- Simon Parris for Man in Chair
Australian- Canadian Soprano Hannah Dahlenburg is renowned for her performances as Queen of the Night, performing with ‘sumptuous, beautiful tone, great strength and brilliance’ (Plays to see, 2017). She has been a regular guest artist for Opera Australia as Queen in The Magic Flute (2016, 2015, 2014) and 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 both Queen and First Lady in their highly acclaimed regional touring production (2015, 2014) and Opera on the Beach (2014). In 2017, she made her UK role debut to acclaim in Longborough Festival Opera’s The Magic Flute.
Hannah’s operatic roles include: Queen of the Night, First Lady, Second Lady and Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; Konstanze and Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor; Oscar in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera; Mme Herz in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor, 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.
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, Ipswich City 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 Master 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 is currently completing a Masters in Music Psychology and Performance Science under Professor Jane Davidson and Dr Amanda Krause at the University of Melbourne.