Ebony Hack

Born in Victoria, Australia, completed a Bachelor of Music in voice and composition at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium. Her varied singing career includes opera, theater and dance productions, concerts, and appearances on radio and TV.


Ebony spent 2002 living in Milan, Italy, studying with renowned Maestro Fernando Bandera and becoming fluent in Italian. During this time she performed in a concert held at Castle Pallavicino at Monticelli D’Ongina.


In 2000 Ebony performed Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (MCO). She also performed in the chorus of Verdi’s Falstaff(MCO) in 2001, in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Eastern Metropolitan Opera) in 1998, as well as Verdi’s La Traviata (Melbourne Opera Company) this year.

Also in 2003, Ebony performed the role of Starfish Princess in a children’s version of Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges (More Than Opera) in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.


Ebony has been a member of both traditional and experimental choral groups including appearances as soloist with Melbourne Chorale Ensemble and the Royal Philharmonic Choir at the Concert Hall and Melbourne Town Hall. She also joined Melbourne Chorale for Mahler’s mammoth Symphony No. 8 in the Sydney Olympics Cultural Festival and the Melbourne Centenary Celebrations.


Her two year association with contemporary chamber ensemble The Cydonia Project as soprano and composer-in-residence included concerts of 20th century and group devised works in the 1998 Melbourne Fringe Festival, 1998 Midsumma Festival and 1998 Dance Week. She was also a member of the nine woman a capella vocal group The Muses whose performances included Canonfire and a concert in the 1994 Composing Women’s Festival.


Ebony has performed for a variety of recording projects for theater and film as well as for Melbourne composers, hip hop and electronica artists. Her compositions have been performed by such groups as Astra Choir, the Contemporary Composers Collective, The Muses, The Cydonia Project and in The Reflective Space concert series. She also created the soundscape for theater work Danton’s Death in the 1996 Adelaide Festival.