Hannah Ambrose


Hannah is a postgraduate Vocal Studies student at the University of York, currently studying under Susan Young.


Recent operatic performances include Spirit in Barefoot Opera’s Dido and Aeneas, Girl Trouble in Tahiti, Adele Die Fledermaus (nominee of Best Supporting Actress in a Musical/Opera at the Durham Oscars), Maria West Side Story, Josephine HMS Pinafore, Bottle Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Aline The Sorcerer, the latter for which she was awarded Best Female Voice 2020 by the University of York Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Hannah looks forward to her debut performances in Opera Anywhere's 'The Mikado' this August.


A keen recital singer, Hannah recently performed Quilter’s Seven Elizabethan Lyrics and Dring’s Love and Time and is currently preparing a recital of works by Richard Straus to be delivered in September 2020 at Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York. She often undertakes solo work with local choral societies and performed the Concerto for Coloratura Soprano in 2019 alongside the Durham University Palatinate Orchestra.


Hannah is the Soprano Scholar at St Osmund’s Church, Gainford, with whom she regularly performs solos at sung masses and leads the Soprano section. She regularly deputises at Holy Trinity Micklegate and was the Soprano Scholar at St Mary’s College Durham in her final year of undergraduate study.


Hannah is a member of Genesis Sixteen and the National Youth Chamber Choir and was most recently selected to perform alongside the Tallis Scholars. With the NYCC, she has performed at many of the UK’s most prestigious venues including London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, Abbey Road Studios and Suffolk’s Snape Maltings Concert Hall and has worked closely with supervisors Ben Parry, Greg Beardsell, Patrick Hawes, Stephen Layton, Tom Guthrie and Robbie Jacobs. Notable projects include BBC’s First Night of the Proms, Abbey Road recording of Patrick Hawes’ Great War Symphony and Carols at the Royal Albert Hall. She is currently a member of The 24, directed by Robert Hollingworth, and Vox A Capella choir, and was section leader of Full Score Barbershop Choir 2017-19, winners of The Best A Capella at Edinburgh Fringe 2019. 


Performance Gallery


Upcoming Performances

Tuesday 25th August: 3pm and 7pm 


The Mikado

Opera Anywhere

Brighton Open Air Theatre

Monday 31st August: 1pm

Collaboration with Matt Charlesworth

Brentwood High Street


Wednesday 9th September: 10.30AM

A Lifetime of Richard Strauss

Masters Recital 

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York

All other upcoming performances have sadly had to be postponed due to COVID-19.


'Hannah Ambrose undeniably stole the limelight with strong singing and commanding stage presence'


  The Bubble

'Beautiful, crystal clear voice soared above the music.'


  DST First Night Reviews

'Ambrose's virtuosic performance displayed excellent breath control and projection throughout the performance. The continuous Vocalise was a spectacular effect, with Ambrose's beautiful phrasing and stage presence maintaining the audience's attention during the entirety go the work.'


  Music Durham

'Impressive singing and confident acting' 

  DST First Night Reviews

'Your enthusiasm, joy and sassiness encapsulated what was a stunning performance overall, and the singing was just sublime'

  Audience Member

'The Hours Creep On Apace' gave her the opportunity to really let her acting ability shine through her music talent, and she used the song to convey clear personality and intentions to the audience - one of my favourite moments of the production.'

  DST First Night Reviews

'Hannah Ambrose's amazing voice'​

  St Mary's Journal

'Hannah Ambrose, as Bottle, stood out for her vocal trills'


  Palatinate Reviews

'I particularly enjoyed Hannah Ambrose's coloratura in her appearance as the diva Bottle'

  Music Durham

'Hannah Ambrose's Flower Duet  filled the room'​

  The Bubble

'Hannah Ambrose must be congratulated for her tight vocal harmonies'

  DST First Night Reviews

'Hannah Ambrose brings richness and sensitivity to her rendition of the Flower Duet.'

  Palatinate Reviews



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