Soprano
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Canada’s premiere coloratura soprano, Tracy Dahl, has appeared throughout her career with such esteemed opera companies as the Metropolitan, San Francisco, Houston Grand, Santa Fe and Calgary operas; the Canadian Opera Company, Pacific Opera Victoria, Teatro alla Scala (Milan) and the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris). The “incredible Canadian soprano,” known for her agility and vocal range, values education alongside her impressive performing career as a Professor of Voice at the University of Manitoba. During the 2017-18 season Ms. Dahl also served on the faculty of the San Francisco Opera.

Posted: Aug-23-2018
Latest News
Tracy Dahl in a scene from Candide, the main show at the 2014 Opera in the Village summer opera festival in Calgary, on Friday August 8, 2014. The opera singer was one of six Manitobans and 99 overall new members of the Order of Canada, it was announced on Friday, June 30, 2017 (Ted Rhodes/Calgary Herald)

Tracy Dahl is being honored with the Order of Canada for her accomplishments as an opera singer and for her commitment to mentoring the next generation of Canadian singers.

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

Posted: Jul-6-2017
Latest Recording

In this first recording exclusively devoted to the songs of Canadian composer John Greer, the composer / pianist is joined in performance by world-class singers soprano Tracy Dahl, baritone Kevin McMillan and mezzo-soprano Delores Ziegler, offering definitive interpretations of works that are already beloved by North American recital audiences. SING ME AT MIDNIGHT brings together four song cycles for voice and piano: The House of Tomorrow (2012); The Red Red Heart (1993); Sing Me At Midnight (1993) and A Sarah Binks Songbook (1989).

Greer’s compositions have been heard extensively across North America and worldwide in concert and recital. Most noted for his vocal works and art songs, Mr. Greer has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s most performed composers for the recital stage and has composed works for many of Canada’s elite singers including sopranos Tracy Dahl, Rosemarie Landry, Adrianne Pieczonka and Monica Whicher, baritone Kevin McMillan and mezzo-soprano Catherine Robbin.

Canadian Art Song Project’s mission is to build on the rich legacy of Canadian song. It engages composers, writers, and performers to share and celebrate their experiences through the creation of new music and provides opportunities for Canadian artists to program and advocate for the wealth of beauty in the existing song literature. 

1-4. The House of Tomorrow (10:45)
Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano
John Greer, piano

5-9. The Red Red Heart (17:26)
Tracy Dahl, soprano
John Greer, piano

10-14. Sing Me At Midnight (17:00)
Kevin McMillan, baritone
John Greer, piano

15-20. A Sarah Binks Songbook (18:16)
Tracy Dahl, soprano
John Greer, piano

Posted: Oct-27-2017
Latest Acclaim

Perhaps the evening’s most delightful moment was the return of soprano Tracy Dahl, whose pinpoint coloratura and silvery tone has not been heard at the War Memorial Opera House since (checks the archives) 1999. But there she was again, romping through “Je suis Titania” from Ambroise Thomas’ “Mignon” with all her wellremembered accuracy and pixieish charm intact. You couldn’t listen to her sing and not feel glad that Merola had given a talent like hers its start.

— San Francisco Chronicle
Posted: Jun-13-2017
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Posted: Oct-22-2012