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 and has performed 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, Georgetown Bach Chorale, Milton Choristers, Peterborough Singers, Toronto Concert Orchestra and Toronto's Orpheus Choir.
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. 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.
Most 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 sung 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 guest soloist with the prestigious boy’s choir of Regensberg, Germany and guest soloist at St. Michael's Basilica in Toronto. She performed in concert at Toronto's Revue Cinema and with Artery's summer opera series.
She appears next in concert with Master Works of Oakville, with Toronto Concert Orchestra, again with Southern Ontario Lyric Opera reprising her role as Flora in La Traviata and with the Milton Choristers. Miss Warner runs a successful private Music Studio in Toronto and continues to bring opera to audiences in unique and unexpected ways. www.cassandrawarner.com