Catherine Daniel

Catherine Daniel, mezzo-soprano

Career highlights for Catherine Daniel include: singing Emelda Griffiths in Grammy award-winner Terence Blanchard’s opera Champion with l’Opéra de Montréal, debuting Klytemnestra in Edmonton Opera’s production of Elektra by Richard Strauss, singing Elisabetta in Knoxville Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, and debuting at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in Haydn’s Mass in Time of War. Ms. Daniel made her Opera Tampa debut in Carmen singing the title role in 2020. Catherine debuted the role of Katie Ellen in the Pulitzer Prize winning opera Omar by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels at the Spoleto Festival in 2022. She has since reprised the role twice: at the Carolina Performing Arts Center in Chapel Hill and with the Boston Lyric Opera in 2023. Catherine sang in two world premieres in 2023: La Flambeau by David Bontemps and Pomegranate by Kye Marshall. The later was her Canadian Opera Company debut. Ms. Daniel looks forward to major projects overseas in the upcoming season.

Ms. Daniel studied voice with coluratura soprano Tracy Dahl at the University of Manitoba. She was a member of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, and later became a member of the Opera Studio Nederland in Amsterdam. Catherine recently completed her Master’s in Vocal Performance with Canadian tenor John Tessier.

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