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Monica Danilov, mezzo-soprano

Messiah Sing-along

Monica Danilov received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music and master’s degree from the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College (CUNY) under the tutelage of Patricia McCaffrey. She was chosen to participate in the master class entitled ¨Music for the Masses¨ at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, with renowned conductor Kent Tritle. She has worked with a host of renowned conductors such as Jun Nakabayashi, Alan Gilbert, Peter Jaffe, Gerassim Voronkov, Dante Ranieri, Olivier Grangean and Richard Barrett and with directors Mitch Sebastian and Dona Vaughn, among others. She sang in world premieres of Marjorie Meryman’s Beauty, Grief and Grandeur and the U.S. premiere of Nuñes Garcia´s Requiem. She has sung at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the 92nd Street Y and Avery Fischer Hall in New York, the Cairo Opera House, and in Algeria, Ghana, Ecuador, and Colombia.

Ms. Danilov also has experience in musical theater as Maria in The Sound of Music, produced by Misi Producciones (performed forty-two times), and the role of Aldonza/Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha performed at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo in Bogota in 2016. She has sung important roles in zarzuela and operas—Aurora La Beltrana in Doña Francisquita by Vives and Clarita in La del Manojo de Rosas by Sorozabal. Her opera credits include Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Catan,  Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Mercedes in Carmen, Flora Bervoix in La Traviata, Alisa in Lucia di Lamermoor, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Dido in Dido and Aeneas, among others.

She has performed and worked with orchestras around the world such as Sinfonica Nacional de Colombia, Orquesta Sinfonica EAFIT, Nueva Filarmonia, Filarmonica de Cali, Filarmonica Juvenil  and in Northern California, Stockton Symphony, Folsom Lake Symphony, Camelia Symphony Orchestra and now, her debut with Auburn Symphony.