Danielle Calder
Danielle Calder

Danielle enjoys a varied performing career in opera, music theatre and on the concert platform. She is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and was a member of the Victorian Opera Developing Artists’ Programme from 2008-2009, where she had the opportunity to cover major operatic roles and perform a solo recital in The Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Danielle is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Sleath Lowrey Rotary Scholarship and the 2005 Dame Joan Hammond Greenroom Award.

For Melbourne Opera, Danielle has sung Margeurite in Faust, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, the title role in Tosca, Mimi in La Boheme, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Fiordiligi and Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte.

Danielle performed the role of Governess in The Turn of the Screw for Victorian Opera, a role for which she was nominated for a Greenroom Award. She also appeared as Giannetta in their 2008 production of The Elixir of Love, as Tyrenka in The Cunning Little VIxen and as part of the ensemble in Sweeney Todd.

Danielle has toured nationally with Opera Australia, performing the roles of Micaela and Frasquita in Carmen, Mabel and Edith in The Pirates of Penzance and Sylvia in The Merry Widow. She also appeared for this company in Tokyo in a production of Don Pasquale.

In 2004, Danielle returned to Australia from the UK where she was based for over 3 years. During this time she studied in London and Italy, and toured England with Opera North UK.

Prior to her travels, Danielle performed in national tours of The Sound of Music for GFO & SEL and The Merry Widow for Essgee Productions.

Concert highlights include the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Handel’s Messiah for Gloriana Chamber Choir, the Verdi Requiem for UWA in Perth and Mozart’s C minor Mass for the Melbourne Bach Choir. 

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