With a background in theatre and film, Canadian actor/soprano Danie Friesen’s range of professional experience reflects a young artist who transcends barriers.
Recent roles include: Linfea (La Calisto), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Ria Krauss (In Adagio), Leonato (Much Ado About Nothing), Kate (Pirates of Penzance), Charmian (Antony and Cleopatra), Estelle (No Exit) and Nancy (Oliver!). Danie is the vocalist in Flowers of Hell, a trans-Atlantic experimental orchestra, and recently performed with them at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and Tate Britain in London. Most recently, Danie was awarded as a semi-finalist for the 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition in New York.
Danie has been, and continues to be, active in creating new works. In 2012, she co-founded Art & Lies Productions, an independent theatre company focused on producing stylized, physical and absurdist theatre. She recently co-founded Inglorious B Productions, an independent opera company with Renée Salewski. Her latest project, Blitzkrieg Cabaret, is an all-Kurt Weill cabaret, complete with four singers and a three piece band. Her other main project, Opera Revue, performs opera and art song in a casual bar setting; bringing this music into an unusual location and, most importantly, to a potentially new audience.
Check out more of Danie‘s work at www.daniefriesen.com and www.operarevue.com