As a performer, Danika is known for her versatility and dramatic sensitivity. Recent graduate of the Canadian Opera Company's ensemble program, her roles include Musetta (La Bohéme), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Dalinda (Ariodante), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Lady with a Hand Mirror (Postcard from Morocco), Coloratura (Kopernikus), Monica (The Medium), Woglinde (Götterdämmerung) and Zdenka (Arabella). 

     Danika has had the opportunity to work with some of the finest orchestras in Canada, including the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Elora Festival Orchestra, Pax Christi Chorale and the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Concert repertoire includes Faure’s Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Die Schöpfung, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Orff's Carmina Burana and R. Strauss’ Op. 27, Vier Lieder. Danika’s finesse in competition has earned her first prize in the FCMF National Music Festival in 2011, first prize in the University of Toronto Concerto Competition in 2014/15, first prize in the 2016/17 Christina and Louis Quilico Awards, and a test recording with Deutsche Grammophon in the Stella Maris vocal competition in 2018.

    Danika pursued a bachelor's of fine arts in Drama at the University of Saskatchewan. She has since completed her bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Toronto under the instruction of J. Patrick Raftery. In 2016, Ms Lorèn completed master's degree in Opera from the same institution, studying with Wendy Nielsen.

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Recent reviews

Musetta with against the grain theatre

“Lorèn is a delight, smart and snappy,

a chronic unrepentant vamp, her lovely bright instrument polished and shiny

as a pair of patent stilettos.

Ian Ritchie (opera going Toronto)

collectìf at Toronto Summer Music Festival

"I wish you had heard the magic

that Stéphane and Danika

conjured up last night..."

John Gilks (operaramblings)

Musetta with the Canadian Opera Company

"Dramatically, her Musetta has just  

the right mix of flirtatiousness and  

the requisite heart of gold — well done."

Joseph So (ludwigvan.com)

adele with the Saskatoon Opera Company

"Loren is another local product  

in which the province can take pride."

Heather Persson (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

at the toronto summer music festival

"I wish you had heard the magic  

that Stéphane and Danika  

conjured up last night."

John Gilks (Operaramblings)

in "bound" with Against the Grain Theatre

"Lorèn vocalizes with phenomenally  

balanced coloratura... thrilling with  

intriguing ornaments."

Taylor long (opera Canada)

recordings

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Whitney O'Hearn    Jennifer Krabbe    Danika Lorèn

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Helpless

     Her traumatic journey begins 

in Shakespeare's Hamlet 

and has continued to be explored 

through many mediums since,

 yet Ophelia's story is as murky 

as the water in which she finds her death. 

Follow a heartbreaking journey of destructive love to

 debilitating loneliness in a concert programme 

based on the character that Shakespeare named "Help".