Catherine Anne Daniel
OPERAnauts Performing Artist, Mezzo- Soprano
Catherine Anne Daniel is a dynamic performer whose training and performances have taken her across Canada and Europe.
Catherine Anne Daniel, mezzo- soprano is currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is excited to return to Edmonton to sing Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen in 2016.
Her projects for this season included: a Messiah with Orchestre de Sherbrooke, The Opéra de Montréal Gala and Singing Third Lady with Edmonton Opera’s Magic Flute.
This summer Catherine joined 18 other singers at the Highlands Opera Studio for a residency and performances of William Walton’s the Bear. Ms. Daniel sang the role of Popova directed by Richard Margison and conducted by Wayne Strongman.
Catherine began 2014 singing Maria in Opéra de Montréal’s production of Porgy and Bess. She then returned to Edmonton to sing Kate Pinkerton in Edmonton Opera’s production of Madama butterfly for their 50th anniversary season.
In 2013, Ms. Daniel released her first Album “Songs Dear to my Heart”. The project is a collection of hymns and spirituals. Catherine participated in several local concerts and events in her native city, Edmonton.
From July 2nd through August 7th 2012 Catherine participated in the Franz Schubert Institute. There she worked with master teachers: Robert Holl, Elly Ameling and Bernarda Fink to name a few. The FSI, run by Dr. Deen Larsen is an annual masterclass aimed at the perfection of German Lied taking place in Baden, Austria.
2011 opened with more concerts and the Opera Studio Nederland’s (OSN) production of Cosi fan tutte. In the fall Catherine performed Kundry in an excerpt of the Wagner opera Parsifal. This production was a celebration of de Muziek theater’s anniversary in Amsterdam.
Later that fall, Ms. Daniel was a featured soloist for several performances in Canada such as the Manitoba food grains fund raiser and Judas Maccabaeus under the direction of Elroy Friesen.
Ms. Daniel then returned to the Netherlands to sing Carmen in the Peter Brooke’s version of Bizet’s opera with the Magogo Orkest and conductor Arjan Tien.