Known for her “deep plummy sound” (Paula Citron, Classical 96.3FM) and “vocally powerful” Opera in Review, Opera Canada, Italian-Canadian Mezzo Soprano, Danielle MacMillan was a member of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio. Ms. MacMillan made her Canadian Opera Company debut as the Second Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with honours, in classical vocal performance from York University, with additional training at Istituzione Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto, in Italy and The
Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. Her credits include Diana in La Calisto, Cavalli, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Mozart, Véronique in Le docteur Miracle, Bizet (GGS), Annio in La clemenza di Tito, Mozart (COSI), Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart and Siebel in Faust, Gounod (HOS). Ms. MacMillan also appeared as Dorabella in the COC’s Ensemble Studio production of Cosí fan tutte, Mozart, and covered the role of Garcias in Don Quichotte, Massenet (COC). Ms. MacMillan joined Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artist Program in 2015 where she covered the roles of Mercedes in Carmen, Bizet and Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss. In their 2016⁄17 season Ms. MacMillan covered Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Puccini; Giovanna, and sang Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Verdi; and Edith in Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan. Danielle is a recipient of the IRCPA
Maureen Forrester Scholarship, a winner of the St. Andrews Arts Council Aria Competition and a Regional Finalist prize winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Denver, Colorado. Ms. MacMillan returned to Palm Beach Opera as Cherubino in their 2018 season of Le nozze di Figaro and will be back in 2019 to make her role debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni. After its reveal at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts in 2017, Danielle will revive the role of Agni in Against the Grain Theatre’s production of Kopernikus by Claude Vivier in April 2019 and appear for a tenth season with the Toronto Classical Singers in Mendelssohn’s Elijah as The Angel in May.
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