Adanya Dunn Mezzo-soprano

Adanya Dunn
Bulgaria | Canada
02/11/1990

Participating at #CMIM2022

Voice 2022 – Aria Division

Bita Cattelan Philanthropic Engagement Award

 

Voice 2022

Competitors 2022

 

Mezzo-soprano

 

2022: For Toronto-born Adanya Dunn, variety is key. The Canadian-Bulgarian mezzo-soprano is a rising figure on the world’s stages, from the Santa Fe Opera and Dutch National Opera, to her upcoming debuts in Bulgaria and South Korea. Like any enthusiastic mezzo-soprano, Adanya Dunn’s instrument takes her from funny femininity to trouser-role energy. She’s a deft interpret of new music, with over 200 premieres in her repertoire.

Adanya Dunn is the founder of the not-for-profit Red Light Arts & Culture in Amsterdam, connecting the art scene and boosting the distinct culture of the Red Light District.

She is also a classical and electronic music composer, poet, watercolour painter and yoga teacher

 

Training 

2018-2021: Conservatorium van Amsterdam

2014-2016: Bard College Conservatory of Music, Master’s Degree

2012-2014: University of Toronto, Master’s Degree

2008-2012: University of Toronto, Bachelor’s Degree

Principal Teachers

  • Don Marrazzo, 2018-present
  • Edith Bers, 2014-2018
  • Lorna MacDonald, 2008-2014

Prizes and Awards 

  • 2021: Winner of three prizes, Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques, Montréal
  • 2021: Award Winner, Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, Canada
  • 2019-2020: Tour Prize Winner, Grachtenfestival Competition, Netherlands
  • 2020: Winner, Alumni Enterprise Award: Music Academy of the West, USA
  • 2020: Classical Voice Award Winner, Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant, Canada
  • 2020: Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Michigan District
  • 2015: Encouragement Award Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Buffalo-Toronto District
  • 2014: Top Graduate Award, University of Toronto

 

 

Adanya Dunn has withdrawn from the CMIM after successfully qualifying due to health reasons.

 

 

Website

 

Adanya Dunn is generously sponsored by Daniel Lalonde.

 

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