Headshot by Phillip Mackenzie
Dora in Shiflett's Dora with Peabody Chamber Opera
Danya Katok is a vibrant performer whose "crystalline soprano" (Boston Globe) and "appealing" stage presence (The New York Times) have led her to burst onto the contemporary classical music scene. In April 2011, she made her New York City Opera debut at Lincoln Center as Max in Oliver Knussen's Where the Wild Things Are. Other operatic roles include Commère in Virgil Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts with Mark Morris Dance Group, "Soprano" in the world premiere of Christian McLeer's short opera Sonata at Carnegie Hall, and Judy in Lee Hoiby's This is the Rill Speaking with Chelsea Opera. In her short career, Danya has already performed ten world premieres and is constantly looking for new music on which to collaborate.
Equally comfortable on the musical theater stage, Danya has covered the roles of Anna in The King and I with Ash Lawn Opera Festival and Anne/Mae in the world premiere of O Night Divine at York Theater (Off-Broadway). She also performed as a soloist with the Boston Pops in "An Evening of Cole Porter" alongside Broadway veterans Kelli O'Hara and Jason Danieley, under the baton of Keith Lockhart, and as a jazz vocalist at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with Mark Morris Dance Group.
In 2009 and 2010, Danya was a Vocal Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center where she sang in master classes with James Levine, Phyllis Curtin, Heidi Grant Murphy, and Dawn Upshaw. This summer, she was a recipient of the 2012 New Voices in American Song Fellowship at SongFest where she worked closely with composers John Musto and Libby Larsen and sang in master classes for Martin Katz and Graham Johnson. Danya completed her MM in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at Peabody Conservatory in 2009 and is currently pursuing her DMA at CUNY Graduate Center. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Bronx Community College.
Wednesday. March 27 at 2:30PM
Joy in Singing Semi-Finals
Bruno Walter Auditorium, NY Performing Arts Library (NYC)
Free and open to the public!
Thursday, April 11 at 7:30PM
TAVENER: Akhmatova Songs
BEECHER: Three Songs of Remembered Love
SPROUL: The End (world premiere)
Classical at Pete's Concert Series
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn, NY)
Saturday, May 4 at 8:00PM
BEETHOVEN: Irish & Scottish Folk Songs
Mark Morris Dance Group
Byham Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)
Saturday, May 11 at 7:30PM
Inaugural Concert for The OMNI Trio
with Loralee Songer, mezzo-soprano and Dylan Perez, piano
BRITTEN: A Charm of Lullabies
FINE: Childhood Fables for Grown-ups
HEGGIE: Paper Wings
MUSSORGSKY: The Nursery
Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (NYC)