Tracy Dahl can be found in the spotlight on the world's biggest stages, thanks to her charismatic stage presence and sparkling high notes. Dahl also has the ability to get inside her characters and can illuminate the richness of their emotional lives.
Born in Winnipeg, Dahl honed her vocal and dramatic abilities as a child actor for CBC Television. In music theatre, she performed in Grease and West Side Story. After singing Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, Dahl switched to opera and her career has flourished. Dahl has sung Olympia to Placido Domingo's Hoffman in The Tales of Hoffman. At the Met, she performed the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus. Dahl's roles have ranged from Iris in Semele, to Cunegonde in Candide to Madame Mao in Nixon in China.
Dahl also gives concert and recital performances in addition to her operatic work. She works extensively with conductor Bramwell Tovey and has performed a variety of material, from Gershwin to Gilbert and Sullivan to Disney classics and to classic composers such as Handel and Mahler.
These days, Dahl spends much of her time teaching at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg where she lives.
On this edition of This Is My Music, Dahl shares stories and the music she loves.
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