As a Stranger at Pontiac Enchanté

Collectìf their first show to the Festival Pontiac Enchanté. Danika directs and performs in this 

poignant reimagining of Franz Schubert's Winterreise.

Fête with Collectìf

Collectìf presented their latest project at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre as part of the COC Free Concert Series. 

     John Gilks from Opera Ramblings:

"The staging was simple – really just a few props – almost like kids playing dress up but it caught the languorous, flirtatious, playful mood of most of the songs very well.  The singing was first class too."  

RBA Noon Free Concert Series

 Ms. Lorèn was joined by pianist Stéphane Mayer to perform Debussy's Ariettes oubliées.

     Jenna Douglas from Schmopera:

"Lorèn sang with an impressive, warm legato, and the fresh acoustic of the RBA let us hear signs of lyricism and dramaticism in her future seasons [...] The young pair had striking poise, and both seemed to take risks that are hard to pull off in such an exposed performance space.."

Il barbiere di Siviglia with Saskatoon Opera

Ms. Lorèn played Rosina in Brent Krysa's original production conducted by Eric Paetkau.

    Heather Persson from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix:

"Her Rosina is seductive, playful and wiley — and audiences will have no trouble believing that men are fighting for her affections."

Ms. Lorèn played Monica in Anna Theodosakis's original production conducted by Sandra Horst.

The Medium with U of T Opera

    Jenna Douglas from Schmopera:

"Danika Lorèn was lovely as Monica, singing with a gorgeous sound and an easy, clean approach to the text."

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Collectìf's Le Rossignol et la Rose

Ms. Lorèn made her debut as writer, director and performer in Collectif's first show.

    John Gilks from Opera Ramblings:

"Danika continues to impress with her rich tone and easy upper register. She also showed she can act..."

Do Over : a Collectìf cabaret

An evening full of the silly and sultry sides

of classical music presented by Collectìf!

    John Gilks from Opera Ramblings:

"She just gets better and as she has gained confidence her stage presence has become quite impressive."

Paul Bunyan with U of T Opera 

Ms. Lorèn played Tiny in Michael Albano's remounted production conducted by Sandra Horst.

   Joseph So from Musical Toronto:

"Soprano Danika Lorèn (Tiny) and tenor Conor Murphy (Hot Biscuit Slim) made a perfect pair of lovers, with Lorèn’s gleaming soprano a pleasure."

An Evening with the COC Ensemble

Ms. Lorèn and her colleagues from the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble presented an evening of scenes with the COC Orchestra conducted by Johannes Debus.

     Greg Finney from Schmopera:

"A coloratura of surpassing beauty, she handled the drama of the night with the most skill in this format. When she sang, I forgot I wasn't attending a full production."

Collectìf's As a Stranger

Danika directs and performs in this poignant reimagining of Franz Schubert's Winterreise.

    John Gilks from Opera Ramblings:

"Danika continues to impress... It’s a young, imaginative group trying really hard and doing some cool stuff. Worth supporting."

Götterdämmerung with the COC

Ms. Lorèn made her Canadian Opera Company debut as Woglinde in Tim Albery's remounted production conducted by Johannes Debus.

     Leslie Barcza from BarczaBlog:

"The scene between Siegfried [...] and the Rhine Maidens [...] is some of the most difficult and chromatic music of the entire cycle, yet I think it was close to perfect.."

Dawn always begins in the bones

Danika made her 21c Festival debut in Ana Sokolović's latest work commissioned by the Canadian Art Song Project.

     John Gilks from Opera Ramblings:

"They did a fantastic job as singers and actors and showed considerable versatility as well as high level classical skills.  It was very impressive."  

Kopernikus 

Danika joined an all-Canadian creative team at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to explore Claude Vivier's timeless work.

     Rita Taylor from The Calgary Herald:

"Coloratura soprano Danika Lorèn was in full command of her every utterance and impressed from on high as a quasi-Queen of the Night, taking centre stage with her voice..."  

  The Magic Victrola  

Danika joined her fellow COC Ensemble artists in a special production for young audiences.

     Megan Mooney from Mooney on Theatre:

"Her performance of one the most iconic numbers in the coloratura repertoire was as seamless and even as spun silk. Lorèn maintained a clear and focused edge throughout this piece while preserving the molten silver sweetness of her tone through impossibly high notes that soared and spun...."  

BOUND with Against the Grain

Danika joins Against the Grain Theatre in their newest collaboration with composer Kevin Lau to bring Handel's music into the present.

     Taylor Long for Opera Canada:

"Lorèn is the production’s humanitarian, pleading in her arias for the rights of others. With a bouncing, shimmering voice, Lorèn vocalizes with phenomenally balanced coloratura in terms of placement and rhythm, thrilling with intriguing ornaments."

The Nightingale & Other Short Fables

Danika performed Stravinsky's 2 Poems by Konstantin Balmont in a Canadian Opera Company production directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by Johannes Debus.

     Lydia Perović for Opera Canada:

         "Danika Lorèn, bright-voiced and exquisite in Russian language"

Wellington Water Week

Danika debuted a new solo conceptrecital inspired by Richard Strauss' depiction of Shakespeare's Ophelia

with pianist Stéphane Mayer.

La Bohème at the COC

Ms. Lorèn joined an all-star cast in the Canadian Opera Company's 2018/19 season as Musetta in  John Caird’s hit production of this beloved classic.

Joseph So from Ludwig Van:

   "As Musetta, soprano Danika Loren’s gleaming top was lovely in

    'Quando m’en vo.' Dramatically, her Musetta has just the right

     mix of flirtatiousness and the requisite heart of gold — well done."

Die Fledermaus 

Returning home for her role debut, Danika played Adele in Saskatoon Opera's newest production.

Heather Persson from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix:

    "Danika Lorèn’s Adele was vocally impressive and comically compelling from start to finish. Lorèn is another local product in which the province can take pride."

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