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Colleen Daly


First prize winner of Vocal Arts DC’s 2014 Art Song Discovery Competition, soprano Colleen Daly has established herself as an emerging young artist of distinction on both opera stages and concert platforms. Recent career highlights in opera have included Violetta in La traviata with Opera Delaware, a role she also covered at New York City Opera; Musetta in La bohème with Lyric Opera Baltimore, Annapolis Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera; Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Intermountain Opera; the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Annapolis Opera; and Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen with Syracuse Opera. Her many concert engagements have included the Brahms Requiem with the Columbus Symphony and the Händel Society of Dartmouth College, and performances with the Washington Master Chorale at the Kennedy Center, Washington Concert Opera, the Washington Chorus, the Cathedral Choral Society for her National Cathedral debut, and the Post-Classical Ensemble. Ms. Daly has received awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Liederkranz Foundation, and the Washington International Competition. She completed her undergraduate studies at DePaul University, received a Master’s degree from University of Maryland, and completed her Artist Diploma at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts.

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Video 5/19/2015: Vocal Arts D.C. presents Colleen Daly and Julia Dawson

The first and second prize winners of Vocal Arts DC’s Art Song Discovery Competition offer a varied program to serve as an introduction to the endless richness of the classical song literature.

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