Colleen Daly has been hailed as a “dramatically powerful” (The Washington Post) young singer. This season Ms. Daly appears in Julian Wachner’s Rev.23 with the Friends of Madame White Snake in Boston, the title role in Floyd’s Susannah with the Baltimore Concert Opera, Martin’s In Terra Pax with the Grant Park Festival, Dvorak’s Te Deum with the Washington Cathedral Choral Society, Carmina Burana with the Washington Chorus and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with the Windsor Symphony. In 2018, Ms. Daly appears with the Bozeman Symphony as well as the Annapolis Opera.
Most recently, Ms. Daly made her international concert debut with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as Madeline in Philip Glass’ setting of The Fall of the House of Usher, a return to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall as a soloist in the Washington Chorus’s presentation of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony. She appeared with the Bozeman Symphony in Verdi’s Requiem just before returning to Calgary as a soloist in their presentation of Mahler’s Symphony No. VIII.
Notable roles include, Musetta in La Bohème with Annapolis Opera, Lyric Opera of Baltimore and Des Moines Metro Opera; Violetta in Opera Delaware’s production of La traviata, which she also covered at New York City Opera; Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Intermountain Opera; Micaëla in both La Tragédie de Carmen with Syracuse Opera and in Carmen with Baltimore Concert Opera; the Countess in Annapolis Opera’s production of Le nozze di Figaro; and the title role of Thaïs at Opera Company of Middlebury. In the winter of 2016, Ms Daly returned to one of her signature roles, Micaëla in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Carmen, and was later presented in her role debut as Fidelia in Puccini’s masterpiece Edgar with the Baltimore Concert Opera.
Ms. Daly’s work as a concert and recital soloist has been widely recognized in performing such works as Mozart, Brahms, Fauré, and Rutter Requiem Masses, Mendelssohn’s Elijah,Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Händel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Lord Nelson Mass, and Missa Solemnis, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s Davide Penitente, and Stravinsky’s Les Noces. Colleen has appeared with Opera Delaware, the Columbus Symphony, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, the Master Chorale of Washington in her Kennedy Center debut, Washington Concert Opera, the Washington Chorus, the Cathedral Choral Society in her National Cathedral debut, the Post-Classical Ensemble, the New Dominion Chorale, the Maryland Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Händel Society of Dartmouth, among others. The 2015 season was marked by her professional recital debut; Ms. Daly presented a program of art song inspired by works in the permanent collection at the Phillips Collection, and reprised a portion of her program at the Kennedy Center, which was streamed live worldwide. April 2017