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 Thunder Bay 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, Poulenc's Gloria 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.
“Eclectic certainly, modern for sure and not a trace of neo-Broadway.”
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
"vocally impressive and comically compelling from start to finish. Loren is another local product in which the province can take pride."
Heather Persson (Saskatoon Star Pheonix)
in "bound" with Against the Grain Theatre
"Lorèn vocalizes with phenomenally
balanced coloratura... thrilling with
Taylor long (opera Canada)
#FirstFigsongbook with U of T Vocalis series
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