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. Conitnuing her commitment to teaching, in 2017-18 Dahl will be on the faculty of the San Francisco Opera.


Posted: Nov-13-2017
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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
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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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