Daryl Freedman

Daryl Freedman


Vocalists — Mezzo-Soprano

"With her unfettered, steely mezzo, resilient from bottom to top, Daryl has a real flair for opera's quirky roles. Daryl recently gained her operatic laurels when she tackled the incredibly difficult lead role of a new chamber opera "Better Gods" at Washington National Opera. As queen Lili'uokalani, Hawaii's last reigning monarch, she gave a convincing and confident vocal and dramatic portrayal that would have tired many more experienced singers, with its dissonant score and interspersed with Hawaiian folksong. She has just appeared as a Valkyrie at in Washington operas Ring and Wagner seems to beckon for this big, confident versatile voice. In the meantime, she continues her training as a Domingo-Cafritz young artist in Washington." —Opera Now, May 2016 - Written in the Stars: Ten young American singers intent on taking the opera world by storm

"On the basis of two hearings, Marcellina in Figaro and Ortrud in last night’s “Ortrud! Wo bist du?” from Lohengrin, I have become a major fan of Philadelphia native, mezzo-soprano, Daryl Freedman. Her strong, slightly harsh, distinctive voice and somewhat imperious presence seems tailor made for both roles, as different as they may be in character." —San Francisco Classical Voice - Merola Grand Finale

"As the Queen, Mezzo-Soprano Daryl Freedman commands royalty and presence on the stage in both her voice and prowess. Her mighty range soars from a delicate upper register to a deep and soulful low sound." —BroadwayWorld - Queen Lili'uokalani in Luna Pearl Woolf's 'Better Gods' at Washington National Opera

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Praised by Opera News for her "striking dark timbre" and "expansive, sumptuous" performances, mezzo-soprano Daryl Freedman is in her final season as a member of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

At Washington National Opera, Ms. Freedman will sing the role of Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking and also Marcellina in the Emerging Artists performance of Le nozze di Figaro. She has also been seen at WNO as Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, Lili'uokalani in the world premiere of Better Gods, and as Rossweisse in . . .

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