Daniella Theresia Teodoro-Dier is a classically trained mezzo-soprano who strives to bring truth, love, and beauty to the world. ​

Daniella completed her formal training in 2009 at Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music (voice) and geology. Daniella had every intention of pursuing a career in geology until her final year of university, when she spent a term studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in The Netherlands. While in Amsterdam, Daniella realized that her life would not be complete without singing, leading her to seek further training at vocal programs in North America and Europe.

In 2013, Daniella emigrated to Israel in order to study privately with Professor Tamar Rachum-Roth (Head of Vocal Studies at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University). Through her study of classic Lieder and art song with Professor Rachum, she discovered the joys and challenges of creating authentic musical expression. This intensive study culminated in 2016, when Daniella participated in the International Robert Schumann Competition (Zwickau, Germany), for which she prepared an hour’s-recital of Lieder by Schumann and his contemporaries. This competition proved pivotal in Daniella’s decision to pursue a musical career wholeheartedly.

Shortly thereafter, Daniella moved to Toronto from the desire to create a more beautiful world through her singing. Since coming to Canada, she has performed in productions with Toronto City Opera (Le nozze di Figaro (Marcellina), 2018), Toronto Masque Theatre (Dido and Aeneas/Aeneas & Dido (Chorus), 2017), Opera by Request (Rodelinda (Unulfo); Idomeneo (Idamante), 2017), and Opera for All (various concerts, 2017-2019). Daniella also sings in a variety of solo concerts and events throughout the GTA with frequent collaborators Suzanne Yeo (pianist) and Linda Lonseth (pianist).

Daniella continues to nurture her love of art song and enjoys bringing unfamiliar repertoire to new audiences. Her current concert series “The Eternal Feminine” explores women’s dreams, lives, and creativity through their words and music. Featuring noted creators like Debussy, Sara Teasdale, Lori Laitman, John Duke, Alma Mahler-Werfel, and Ricky Ian Gordon, “The Eternal Feminine” is now in its second iteration and is available in a limited edition CD. Daniella also co-created a program of works inspired by the Mediterranean, resulting in her debut recording “Alma Mahler in the Mediterranean.”

Daniella currently holds lead positions in the Toronto Oratory Choir at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, the professional choir at Beth Sholom Synagogue, and the Etobicoke Centennial Choir. She has recently opened her own private Teaching Studio, offering vocal and instrumental (piano, violin, and flute) lessons to all levels and ages in Oakville and the GTA.

Daniella lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband and fellow musician, David Finneran, and their cat.

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