Cassandra Warner – Mezzosoprano
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. She has appeared with such high profile companies as Vancouver Opera, Calgary Opera, Opera Atelier of Toronto, 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 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 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, and Money Sense Magazine. 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.
Recently, Cassandra performed with Pellegrini opera in Ottawa as Maddalena in Rigoletto, as Second Lady in the Magic Flute with Confidential Opera Project and performed in concert with pianist Ron Greidanus of the Georgetown Bach Chorale. Cassandra sang the role of Flora in La Traviata with Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, appeared again with Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and was soloist for Milton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Voices of Milton Concert. Cassandra was also guest soloist with the prestigious boy’s choir of Regensberg, Germany and guest soloist at St. Michael’s Basilica in Toronto. She appeared in concert with Master Works of Oakville, with Toronto Concert Orchestra, at Casa Loma and with the Milton Choristers as soloist for Handel’s Messiah.
Most recently, Cassandra appeared with Oakville Chamber Orchestra performing a world premier arrangement for voice and string orchestra of Schumann’s Frauenliebe und leben. She will also be performing again with Toronto Concert Orchestra at Casa Loma this summer, 2018 and will be appearing in concert this July 26th with Marc Devigne at Toronto Botanical Gardens. Miss Warner runs a successful private Music Studio in Toronto and continues to bring opera to audiences in unique and unexpected ways.