Colleen Daly is rapidly emerging as a “dramatically powerful” (The Washington Post) singer in today’s operatic arena. Miss Daly’s most recent performances include Musetta in La Bohème with Lyric Opera Baltimore and Des Moines Metro Opera; Violetta in Opera Delaware’s production of La traviata, which she also covered at New York City Opera; Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Intermountain Opera; Micaëla in Carmen with Baltimore Concert Opera; the Countess in Annapolis Opera’s production of Le nozze di Figaro; and the title role of Thaïs at Opera Company Middlebury. Next she can be heard as the soprano soloist in Brahms’ Requiem with the Columbus Symphony, in Maryland Symphony’s Holiday Gala, as Musetta in Annapolis Opera’s production of La Bohème, and as Micaëla in Syracuse Opera’s production of La Tragédie de Carmen.
Other recent performances include the Brahms Requiem with the Händel Society of Dartmouth College; Micaëla in La Tragédie de Carmen with Olney Theatre Center for the Arts; Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center; and Cunegonde in Candide at the Merle Reskin Theatre in Chicago. And with the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Colleen performed and the title roles of Lucia di Lammermoor, La traviata, Kát’a Kabanová, and Manon.
Ms. Daly’s work as a concert and recital soloist has been widely recognized in performing such works as the Mozart, Brahms, Fauré, and Rutter Requiem Masses, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Händel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Missa Solemnis, and Stravinsky’s Les Noces. Colleen has appeared with the Master Chorale of Washington in her Kennedy Center debut, Washington Concert Opera, the Washington Chorus, the Cathedral Choral Society in her National Cathedral debut, the Post-Classical Ensemble, the New Dominion Chorale, and the Maryland Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
Colleen Daly has been the recipient of awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Liederkranz Foundation, The Washington International Competition, and Annapolis Opera. Ms. Daly holds a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University, a Master’s degree from University of Maryland in College Park, and an Artist Diploma from AVA. She has participated in the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar in Germany, the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s program in Treviso, Italy, been a Festival Artist for Opera New Jersey, a Young Artist at the Oberlin in Italy Scenes Program in Urbania, and a New Horizon Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School.