Celebrated for the ease of the lower register, even tone, and ringing high notes, Shane Hanson has established himself as a sought-after countertenor in the Metro Vancouver area; he is praised greatly by the public and mentors for his performances.
Hanson will start his 2016 season with UBC opera, where he will perform the title role of Giulio Cesare in Handel’s “Giulio Cesare”, and the role of Oberon in Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Hanson will also be engaged with The Oratorio Singers choir spring season, where he is the alto section lead.
Hanson has sang concerts and recitals with Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, UBC Opera, Oratorio Singers, Michael Murray, Michael Chance in Italy, and is on the roster to collaborate with Gerald Van Wyck in the spring.
Hanson is in his second year of his Undergrad at UBC.
Shane has always been drawn to classical music, and being a countertenor is especially keen on the art of early music. Striving more as an early music operatic singer, Shane still has a vast repertoire ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to Arvo Pärt. When not singing, he enjoys time with his niece, rock climbing, and a good nap.