Danika

Lorèn

Recent Events:

September 25 + on demand

Danika is the special guest artist for the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night Gala, conducted by Les Dala. Lorèn  performs works by Gounod, Bizet, Cusson and Floyd, and the performance is available to watch on demand on ConcertStreamTV!

September 3+4 

Danika makes their Equilibrium Young Artist debut at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance with Barbara Hanningan,and will be performing William Walton's "Polka", Schubert's "Memon" and debuting her newest composition based on poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Prayer to Persephone".

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Compositions

All piano/vocal compositions are available in alternative keys by request. 

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 2022:

   MoonSongBook (25 songs for voice and piano; poetry by Emily Brontë, Willa Cather, H.D, Albert Giraud, Dorothy Parker, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Rimbaud, Christina Rossetti and Elinor Wylie) 

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About Danika

    Multifaceted artist Danika Lorèn has not only made a name for herself as a vocalist, but also as a director and 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 will be performing her own work and other song repertoire with EQ at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance in September 2021.

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