Praised for her “radiant soprano”, soprano Dana Lynne Varga has established herself as a dynamic interpreter of a wide variety of repertoire on opera and concert stages. She regularly solos at Carnegie Hall, most recently singing the Fauré Requiem and Mozart Requiem with the New York City Chamber Orchestra as well as the Brahms Requiem and Haydn Lord Nelson Mass with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. Upcoming engagements include the role of Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Boston Lyric Opera, Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 with the Commonwealth Chorale and multiple performances of new opera-in-progress The Onion by Eric Sawyer.
Dana maintains a busy schedule on the concert platform. The Boston Globe noted that she “streaked up into the stratosphere and back down with ease” in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Cantata Singers. Past highlights include Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Coro Allegro, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with Greenwich Choral Society, Amy Beach’s Mass with the Commonwealth Chorale, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with the Metropolitan Chorale, Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 with the Springfield Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Magnificat with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra and Beethoven’s Mass in C at Tanglewood. She has given countless performances of Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Brahms’ Requiem with organizations across the eastern seaboard.
Dana’s 2019 appearance as Pallas Athene in Gluck’s rarely heard Paride ed Elena with Odyssey Opera garnered critical acclaim for her “soprano of impressive scale ...that nearly stole the entire show” (EDGE Media Network). Notable recent operatic engagements include Kayla in the workshop world premiere of Taking Up Serpents presented by MASSOpera and Washington National Opera under the baton of Lidiya Yankovskaya, Stacy Helson in On Behalf of a Madman with Grand Harmonie and zweite Zofe in Der Zwerg with Odyssey Opera. Favorite roles performed include Musetta in La bohème, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Anna Maurrant in Street Scene, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Micaëla in Carmen, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, and Alcina in Alcina.
Dana received her MM from New England Conservatory and her DMA from Boston University. Also an accomplished voice teacher, career coach and producer, Dana is a fierce advocate for singers, devoted to progressive change in the classical vocal industry. Please visit www.danavarga.com and theempoweredmusician.com.