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featuring Danika Lorèn (soprano, creator) Stéphane Mayer (piano)
Join Danika Lorèn accompanied by Stéphane Mayer on piano as they present Helpless, an exploration of Ophelia’s story, one that is as murky as the waters in which she finds her death. Together they present a journey from destructive love to debilitating loneliness in a concert programme based on the character that Shakespeare named “Help.”
A recent graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, Danika is known for her dramatic sensitivity and instinctive musicality. She made her Canadian Opera Company debut last season as Woglinde in Götterdämmerung, and recently appeared in The Nightingale and Other Fables. She returns next season as Musetta in La Bohème. Ever versatile, Danika’s past roles include: Zdenka (Arabella), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Dalinda (Ariodante), Coloratura (Kopernikus), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Monica (The Medium), Lady with a Hand Mirror (Postcard from Morocco), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro).
Danika made her orchestral debut in her hometown with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra performing Faure’s Requiem with acclaimed baritone Nathan Berg and conductor Eric Paetkau. After winning the University of Toronto Concerto Competition in 2014/15, Danika performed Richard Strauss’ Op. 27, Vier Lieder with the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Uri Mayer. In 2016, Danika made her debut at the Indian River Festival singing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and she looks forward to performing Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with Toronto’s Pax Christi Chorale in 2018.Get Tickets