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The American mezzo-soprano is garnering international acclaim most notably for her interpretations of Mozart, Rossini, and contemporary American opera.  In her role debut this season as Sister Helen in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking with Theater Koblenz, Die Deutsche Bühne praised, "With a slender and individually-timbered mezzo and great charisma, Danielle Rohr carries the piece as Sister Helen."  At the Mozart Festival in Schwetzingen, Germany she recently premiered as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni.  Critics regarded her Elvira as "definitively demanding and dynamic" -Mannheimer Morgen, and as "a powerful woman with an enthralling vocal presence" -Die Rheinpfalz.  Last season, she created the role of Petra in the world premier of Eichberg's Wolf unter Wölfen at Theater Koblenz and went on to sing Fenena in Verdi's Nabucco at the Festung Ehrenbreitstein.   Other recent engagements include Angelina in La Cenerentola, Kitty Oppenheimer in Doctor Atomic, Nancy in Albert Herring,  Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Eunice in A Streetcar Named Desire, along with sacred works including Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass, Händel's Messiah, and Bach's St. Matthew's Passion.  Rohr has been a featured guest and concert soloist with the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Austria),  Moonlight Festival (Switzerland), Taranto Opera Festival (Italy), the Messiah Festival of the Arts (United States), and Concierto Barrocco (Mexico).  

 

She performed various roles as a young artist, including Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel with Heartland Opera Theater, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Opera in the Ozarks, and Dorabella in Così fan tutte at Wichita State University.  She completed her studies with academic honors at Wichita State University (M.M.) and William Jewell College (B.S.).  Rohr was a consecutive NATS Regional Finalist winning both 3rd and 4th prizes, received recognition at the Metropolitan Opera National Councils, participated in the final rounds of the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik Gesangswettbewerb, was a WSU Concerto Aria finalist, and a Koch Cultural Trust grant recipient. She has worked with esteemed professionals including Joyce DiDonato, Håkan Hagegård, Martin Katz, and Alan Held, and she currently studies with W. Stephen Smith.  

" Fenena was sung by Danielle Rohr with gorgeous timbre and immense radiance." 
Badische Zeitung