Daniella Theresia 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, WI), where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music (voice) and geology. As part of her undergraduate degree, Daniella presented a lecture-recital on kundiman (Filipino art song), which explored how the genre related to The Philippines’ long struggle for independence. In her final year of university, 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 diverse vocal programs and instructors in North America, Europe, and Israel.

From 2014-2016, Daniella Theresia lived in Tel Aviv, Israel in order to study with Professor Tamar Rachum-Roth (Buchmann Mehta Music School, Tel Aviv University). Through her private 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.

Shortly thereafter, Daniella moved to Toronto in order to create a more beautiful world through singing. 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. Daniella collaborates frequently with Suzanne Yeo (pianist) in recitals and concerts throughout the GTA. She also co-hosts monthly meditation and soundbath evenings in East York with Linda Lonseth (pianist). In 2018, Daniella was thrilled to make her main-stage operatic debut as Marcellina in Toronto City Opera’s vibrant production of Le nozze di Figaro.

Daniella continues to nurture her love of art song and enjoys bringing unfamiliar repertoire to new audiences through regular concerts. 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 lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband and fellow musician, David Finneran, and their cat Kika.

Please contact Daniella directly with any inquiries or if you would like to book a house concert.

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