Known for her “deep plumy sound” Paula Citron, Classical 96.3fm and “vocally
powerful” Opera in Review, Opera Canada. Canadian-Italian Mezzo Soprano, Danielle MacMillan, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with honours, in classical vocal performance from York University, with additional training at Istituzione Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto, in Italy and The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. After it’s reveal at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts in 2017, Danielle revived the role of Agni in Against the Grain Theatre’s production of Kopernikus by Claude Vivier in April 2019. She appeared for a tenth season with the Toronto Classical Singers in Mendelssohn’s Elijah as The Angel; in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the NYCO and the NAC’s Chamber Festival in Ottawa. Danielle also won the St. Andrews Aria Competition and was a Regional Finalist prize winner for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Her upcoming 2020 season includes returning as a soloist with the TCS in March and a house debut in the fall.
Previous credits include Diana in La Calisto, Cavalli, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Mozart, Véronique in Le docteur Miracle, Bizet (GGS), Annio in La clemenza di Tito, Mozart (COSI), Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart and Siebel in Faust, Gounod (HOS). Ms. MacMillan also appeared as Dorabella in the COC’s Ensemble Studio production of Cosí fan tutte, Mozart, and covered the role of Garcias in Don Quichotte, Massenet (COC). Ms. MacMillan joined Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artist Program in 2015 where she covered the roles of Mercedes in Carmen, Bizet and Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss. In their 2016/17 season Ms. MacMillan covered Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Puccini; Giovanna, and sang Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Verdi; and Edith in Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan. Danielle is a recipient of the IRCPA Maureen Forrester Scholarship.