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Danika

Lorèn

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Upcoming Events:

Micaëla debut
June 11, 14, 16 + 18/2022

Danika plays Micaëla in Saskatoon Opera's production of Carmen, conducted by Maria Fuller and directed by Anna Theodosakis. This will be the debut of this role for Lorèn. Find tickets and more information about this production HERE.

Pierrot Lunaire +
June 24/2022

Danika joins The Happenstancers to perform Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and to debut two new pieces based on poetry from Albert Giraud's original Pierrot Lunaire. 

Ravel at LAMP with EQ
August 13/2022

Danika returns to the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance to perform Ravel's Trois poèmes de Mallarmé conducted by Barbara Hannigan as part of the Equilibrium Young Artist Initiative.

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Compositions

All piano/vocal compositions are available in alternative keys by request; please use contact form below. 

Available in MnSngBk volume I:

    Evening Song (song for voice/piano; poetry by Willa Cather)

    Strange Voices (five songs for voice/piano with optional vocal trio; poetry by Christina Rossetti)

    Night (song for voice/piano; poetry by H.D)

    Cuisine Lyrique (two songs for voice/melodica; poetry by Albert Giraud)

    Tombstones in the Starlight (six songs for voice/cello/clarinet [b flat]; poetry by Dorothy Parker)

    Midnight Oil (rondel for four voices; poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay)

    Coda (rondel for three voices; poetry by Dorothy Parker)

    NIGHT PLAY (six musical games for two or more voices/instruments)

   

Available in FIRST FIG SONGBOOK:

    A Few Figs from Thistles (seven songs for voice/piano; poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay)

    Sex Lives of Vegetables volume I (five songs for voice/piano; poetry by Lorna Crozier)

    Sex Lives of Vegetables volume II (three songs for voice/piano; poetry by Lorna Crozier)

    Forgotten and Forgetting (two a cappella songs for voice; poetry by Christina Rossetti)

    The Idlers (song for voice/piano; poetry by Tekahionwake/Pauline Johnson)

    At Sunset (song for voice/piano; poetry by Tekahionwake/Pauline Johnson)

    Close By (song for voice/piano; poetry by Tekahionwake/Pauline Johnson)

    I want you (song for voice/piano; poetry by Lorna Crozier)

Available upon request:

    Hedda (opera for six voices and chamber orchestra; based on Henrik Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler")

    when we dead awaken (opera for six voices and full orchestra; based on Henrik Ibsen's play of the same title) 

    Big First Fig (orchestrated song cycle for soprano and alto saxophone; poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay)

Coming in 2023:

    MoonSongBook volume II (poetry by Emily Brontë, H.D, Albert Giraud, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Rimbaud and Elinor Wylie) 

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About Danika

    Multifaceted artist Danika Lorèn has not only made a name as a vocalist, but also as a composer. Having obtained a masters degree in opera at the University of Toronto, Danika continued training as a vocalist with the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Program from 2016-18. Some of Danika’s signature roles include: Gilda (Rigoletto), Musetta (La Bohème), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Ginevra/Dalinda (Ariodante), Despina (Così fan Tutte) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro).   

     From 2014-2019, Danika produced and directed five original shows with an ensemble that she founded called Collectìf. In addition to their self-produced work, Collectìf has been featured across Canada with performances with the Toronto Summer Music Festival, Festival Pontiac Enchanté, Canadian Opera Company and Saskatoon Opera Company. Earlier this year, Danika created and directed "Mozart ReReimagined": a digital concert pastiche in collaboration with Saskatoon Opera, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Free Flow Dance Theatre.

     As a composer, Danika’s work has been presented across Canada by the CBC, the Canadian Art Song Project, Canadian Opera Company, Pacific Opera Victoria and Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. Internationally, Danika’s work has been performed at the National Sawdust Theatre, at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, at the Leeds Lieder Festival and at Wigmore Hall. Danika has recently joined Barbara Hannigan’s Equilibrium Young Artists, and continues to build a unique career as a composer and vocalist.

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Recordings

La Bohème: Live
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La Bohème: Live

We're bringing opera to the people this Thanksgiving! On October 13, tune in to CBC Gem for a livestream of Puccini's classic La Bohème, live from Toronto's historic Tranzac Club. The acclaimed 19th-century opera has been reimagined with a contemporary twist by Against the Grain Theatre, which sees the Italian libretto translated into English and transports you from Paris's Latin-quarter to your local Canadian bar. »Subscribe to CBC Arts to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/CBCArtsSubscribe On September 27, La Bohème hit the road on a cross-Canada tour kicking things off in Banff, Alberta. They'll be performing in bars across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Ontario, then landing in Toronto for a two-week residency. Presented by Against the Grain Theatre, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and CBC Arts, we'll be livestreaming La Bohème straight to your living room (or cell phone). Think the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD but scrappier. The La Bohème broadcast will be hosted by CBC's Lindsay Michael, co-host and producer of Podcast Playlist and a trained opera singer herself. La Bohème follows a group of young artists through life, love and loss. Rodolfo (Marcel d'Entremont), is an aspiring screenplay writer who falls in love with Mimì (Jonelle Sills), a florist and sewing enthusiast. Meanwhile their friend Marcello (Clarence Frazer), an OCAD U-trained illustrator, is in an on-and-off again relationship with his flirty, unfaithful sweetheart, Musetta (Danika Lorèn). La Bohème is directed by AtG founder and artistic director Joel Ivany with music director David Eliakis at the piano. Find us at: http://cbc.ca/arts CBC Arts on Facebook: http://facebook.com/cbcarts CBC Arts on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cbcarts CBC Arts on Instagram: http://instagram.com/cbcarts About: Welcome to CBC Arts, your home for the most surprising, relevant and provocative stories featuring artists from diverse communities across Canada. Our job is to fill your feed with the disruptors and innovators changing how we see the country through movement, images and sound — and to inspire you to join in too.

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