Princess Ida by Gilbert and Sullivan
February 24 – March 2, 2024
at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA
Saturday, February 24 at 1:30pm & 7:30pm | Sunday, February 25 at 1:30pm
Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm | Saturday, March 2 at 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Tour of the set offered following all matinee performances!
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Calliope presents: Art Song and Art
An evening of artistic partnership, presenting visual and musical interpretations of Art Song
Exploring the artistic process of the human experience – Calliope explores the artistic process of literature into music into visual art.
Featuring Boston’s finest emerging artists of all backgrounds!
Join us for a lovely evening of artistic collaboration, interpretation, and partnership.
at First Church, Boston, MA
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Danielle is very excited to make her company debut with the Sudbury Savoyards as Lady Psyche in Princess Ida. She also recently made her debut with Calliope and is looking forward to performing again in their upcoming concert “Art Song and Art”, where she will perform a group of Ukrainian songs with her husband Bohdan at the piano. Other future performances include an international choir tour with Jubilate Chamber Chorus, several evensong concerts with Christ Church Needham, where Danielle works as the alto section leader, and more.
Praised for her “effervecience”, charming stage presence and “golden-age sound”, soprano Danielle Shevchenko is known for her engaging performances in the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, First Touriere in Suor Angelica with Greater Worcester Opera, Pernille/”Captain Lovelock” in John Duke’s Captain Lovelock, Amelia in Franz von Suppe’s The Finishing School, Landry in Offenbash’s Chanson de Fortunio, the Taumänchen and Hänsel in Hänsel & Gretel, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Amore in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Katharina, in the World Premiere of Katharina von Bora by Mihai Valcu and Peep-Bo in Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s award-winning production of The Mikado.
“Danielle Smith as Katharina [was] excellent…[d]uring the poignant final scene, as Katharina is dying, I thought to myself, “What is this running down my cheeks?”
It was tears!”
-Edgar S. Groves, New Castle News
In 2022, Danielle made her company debut with Greater Worcester Opera as the First Touriere in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Danielle also had plans to join ACOCo, formerly Gertrude Opera, as a Young Artist for their 2020 season in Melbourne, Australia, however, Covid restrictions made this opportunity impossible. In March 2020, Danielle managed to make her professional debut with Opera On Tap-Rhode Island, as Papagena from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
In August 2019, soprano Danielle lept from her usual comic portrayals and dove into Nibelheim as Woglinde, a Rheinmädchen from the first of Wagner’s famous Ring Cycle, Das Rheingold. Danielle made her exhilarating Wagnerian debut with the Berlin Dramatic Voices Program in their Opera/Lieder Residency, where she also performed a lieder recital culminated from masterpieces by Hugo Wolf, Alban Berg, Clara Schuman, Franz Schubert, and Alexander Zemlinsky.
Danielle returned to her alma mater twice in 2019, first, as an alumni panelist for Westminster’s annual Professional Networking Symposium, and then, alongside talented colleague, Becca Bly, for a dual Alumni Recital comprised solely of lesser known art song repertoire. Danielle enjoys giving back to Westminster by offering her own experiences and support to younger generations seeking further education and careers in Opera.
Amongst many unique opportunities, Danielle performed a special concert in the ancient Theater of Epidaurus, while traveling abroad in Greece and has attended several music festivals including, VAO Bodrum, Berlin Dramatic Voices Program, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Miami Music Festival, TOP Opera in Maurach, Austria, and Italy Opera Viva! in Verona, Italy. Her scene credits include Adele, Eurydice, Cleopatra, Rosina, Despina, Papagena, Cleopatra, Susanna, Lauretta, Zerlina, and Gretel, among others.
Aside from performing and studying music abroad, Danielle has taken it upon herself to broaden her linguistic education by studying German at the Goethe Institute in Mannheim Germany for a summer, an opportunity which afforded her an invitation into the highly selective cast for Jane Struss’s “Schubert’s Winterreise in a New Light,” which was named by renowned music critic, Lloyd Schwartz as “2016’s best vocal recital” in Boston.
As a certified yoga and mobility teacher, Danielle teaches a wide range of classes from vinyasa flow to chair yoga and everything in between. She loves to incorporate this movement into her voice teaching, striving to help her students find ease and freedom in their practice. She holds an M.M. in Voice Performance from Longy School of Music and a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Westminster College. Danielle currently resides in Belmont, MA with her husband, a talented bassoonist, pianist, and photographer from Ukraine. When not making music together, they love hiking and exploring the outdoors with their Jack Russell puppy, Wotan.
She has been a featured soloist and section leader with many local churches and choirs including Old North Church, St. Andrews by the Sea, Emanuel Lutheran, Canton Choral Society, Parish of the Good Shepherd, St. Michael’s of Milton, Weston United Methodist, Trinity Parish of Newton Centre, United Parish of Auburndale, St. Peter’s Episcopal, Congregational Church of Needham, First Baptist, and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, among others.
During her undergraduate career, Danielle won Westminster’s annual Concerto and Aria Competition and performed with the Westminster Orchestra. As a Junior, she was awarded the prestigious scholarship for Most Outstanding Junior Performance Major, and later chosen to sing the alma mater for her own graduation. Danielle sang with almost every choir offered at Westminster and was a frequent soloist, most notably for Faure’s Requiem. Under the direction of her voice teacher, Dr. Anne Bentz, Danielle was able to help design and execute an outreach program for local churches, schools, and assisted living homes for a two year internship through New Castle Lyric Opera.
In addition to singing and performing, Danielle is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Level 1 Mobility Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, holds a 4th degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, is an accomplished horse trainer, and frequently works behind the scenes in all areas of theater/stage production for Boston’s most prestigious production companies including Boston Baroque, Boston Lyric Opera, Enigma Opera, Boston Early Music Festival, Celebrity Series, Boston Opera Collaborative, Harvard’s ART and Agassiz Theater, Tuft’s University, Actor’s Shakespeare Project, Central Square Theater, Masterworks Chorale, Hub Theater Company of Boston, Tufts University, and Longy School of Music Opera Theater productions.
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