Italian-Canadian Mezzo Soprano, Danielle MacMillan was a member of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio. Ms. MacMillan made her Canadian Opera Company debut as the Second Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes. She 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.
Her 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, a winner of the St. Andrews Arts Council Aria Competition and a Regional Finalist prize winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Denver, Colorado. Ms. MacMillan
returned to Palm Beach Opera as Cherubino in their 2018 season of Le nozze di Figaro and in 2019, making her role debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
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; and appeared for an tenth season with the Toronto Classical Singers in Mendelssohn’s Elijah as The Angel in May. June 2019 marked Ms. MacMillan’s debut of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the NYCO and her participation in the NAC’s chamber festival. Ms. MacMillan took first place at the Clifford Poole Vocal Competition with the CBSO in Toronto and returned to sing with the TCS in Schubert’s Mass in C, March 2020.
Ms. MacMillan made her debut in October with Opera Atelier, in their filmed production of “Something Rich & Strange” and looks forward to celebrating a future debut as Flora in La Traviata with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra and Wellgunde in Das Rheingold with Opera Nashville.