Hailed by critics as a “powerful mezzo” and “sensory epiphany”, Canadian opera singer Cassandra Warner has garnered international acclaim. Miss Warner has a diverse array of performing experience with opera, concerts, international competitions and specialty events.
OPERA & ORATORIO
She has appeared with such high profile companies as Vancouver Opera, Calgary Opera, Opera Atelier of Toronto, Pellegrini Opera, Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, Confidential Opera Project and Opera Toulon of France performing such roles as Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Rose Maurrant in Street Scene, Maddalena in Rigoletto, The Saloon Singer in The Inventor, Carmen in La Tragedie de Carmen, Alto Soloist for Handel’s Messiah, Joas in Athalia and the title role of Cendrillon while at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
In concert, Miss Warner has performed with Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Civic Symphony, Mississauga Symphony, The Royal Conservatory of Music Orchestra, Milton Philharmonic Orchestra, Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Orpheus Choir, Masterworks of Oakville, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Georgetown Bach Chorale, Milton Choristers, Peterborough Singers, and Toronto Concert Orchestra. Cassandra was guest soloist in concert with the prestigious boy’s choir of Regensberg, Germany and guest soloist at St. Michael’s Basilica in Toronto.
Cassandra has achieved great success at international opera competitions. She won third prize at the Chants de Marmande of France and won first Place at the Canadian MET Opera Competition. Miss Warner was a finalist in both the Glenn Gould School and Wilfred Laurier University concerto competitions.
Cassandra has been featured by the Toronto Star, CBC Television, CBC Radio, Classical 96.3 FM Radio, Money Sense Magazine and Schmopera Blog. She has also been a special guest artist of such associations as The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, the Stratford Festival and the Royal Conservatory of Music. Large public events include appearances at Nathan Phillips Square, Nuit Blanche, Spoke Club, the Royal York Hotel, the King Edward Hotel, The Ritz Hotel, Casa Loma, Toronto Botanical Gardens and hospital fundraisers. Miss Warner has also performed for former Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chrétien and the French consulate.
Most recently, Cassandra appeared with Oakville Chamber Orchestra performing a world premier arrangement for voice and string orchestra of Schumann’s Frauenliebe und leben and again with OCO as soloist in the Canadian Premiere of Andrew Miller’s cantata, The Birth of Christ broadcast across North America by Salt & Light TV. Miss Warner also appeared as soloist with Hamilton’s Bach Elgar Choir as part of a WW1 archival concert. Miss Warner performed a third concert with Toronto Concert Orchestra at Casa Loma this past summer, and appeared in concert this past July with Marc Devigne of Bailamos! at Toronto Botanical Gardens.
Miss Warner runs a successful private Music Studio in Toronto, at Mentor College in Mississauga.